Journal article

The effectiveness of interprofessional education for the management of diabetes and oral health: A systematic review

Huy Do, Hanny Calache, Ivan Darby, Phyllis Lau

Journal of Interprofessional Care | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2020


Diabetes and oral disease are becoming increasingly prevalent in Australia and share a bidirectional relationship. Despite this relationship, collaboration between the medical and dental professions is limited. This study assessed the available evidence of interprofessional educational programs on diabetes and oral health management and their effects on knowledge and confidence of health professionals involved. This review included randomized and non-randomized-controlled trials and before-and-after comparison studies in English with no limits on the year of publication. Electronic databases Medline, EMBASE, Emcare, and CINAHL were systematically searched and studies were critically appraise..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This review was completed as part of the University of Melbourne Doctor of Medicine Research Project (MDRP). The authors would like to acknowledge the support of the Department of General Practice during the production of this review.