What are the Research Priorities of Canadian Dentists?

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For which topic were research priorities identified?

dentistry

In which location was the research priority setting conducted?

North America - Canada

Why was it conducted at all?

IMHA recently decided to increase its partnership with a larger number of groups and sought the opinion of health care professionals in determining future research priorities for itself and CIHR. As part of this initiative, and in collaboration with CDA, a study was undertaken to identify the dental research priorities of Canadian dentists.

What was the objective?

to identify the dental research priorities of Canadian dentists

What was the outcome?

a ranking list of 27 research topics

How long did the research prioritization take?

December 2001 - April 2002

Which methods were used to identify research priorities?

survey

How were the priorities for research identified exactly?

Step 1: initial list of research priorities compiled by researchers. Step 2: survey: participants were asked: In terms of research funding priorities, please give your opinion on the priority level of each of the following specific fields of dental research. Among the 27 topics mentioned above, or alternative topics not included in the list, please indicate what you think are the three most important topics for dental research in the future. In terms of research funding priorities, please give your opinion on the priority level of each of the following areas of dental research, participants then asked to rate 8 research areas, to rate 27 specific research topics, and to identify the 3 most important research topics

Which stakeholders took part?

Dentists: Overall, 2696 dentists participated.

How were stakeholders recruited?

Participants were recruited via the Canadian Dental Association.

Were stakeholders actively involved or did they just participate?

Stakeholders were mere participants of the research prioritization process; they were not actively involved in the process.