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Funding for feasibility study into Dentistry responding in Domestic Violence and Abuse

1 June 2017

Professor Peter Robinson, Head of Bristol Dental School, as part of a larger team of investigators has been awarded a £248,945 NIHR Research for Patient Benefit grant.

The project is a collaboration between Professor Paul Coulthard (Principle Investigator: University of Manchester), Professor Gene Feder (Bristol), Dr Momolade Femi-Ajao (Manchester), Dr Tanya Walsh (Manchester), Prof Martin  Tickle (Manchester), Prof Christopher Armitage (Manchester), Prof Stephen Morris (UCL), Medina Johnson (Next Link) and Dr Alice Malpass (Bristol) 

The project will conduct a feasibility study for a cluster randomised trial of a dental practice based intervention on Dentistry Responding In Domestic Violence and Abuse (DRIDVA).

Professor Gene Feder of the Bristol Medical School has developed an intervention in which GPs screen for domestic violence and then refer affected people for appropriate support.  This study will adapt the intervention for general dental practice, assess its fidelity in that setting and will attempt to provide data to power a substantive trial.

Further information

For further information about this study, contact Professor Peter Robinson

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