Journal article

Duration of gargling and rinsing among frequent mouthwash users: a cross-sectional study

Tiffany Renee Phillips, Christopher Fairley, Kate Maddaford, Sabrina Trumpour, Rebecca Wigan, Catriona Bradshaw, Jane S Hocking, Eric PF Chow

BMJ OPEN | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To examine the rinsing and gargling mouthwash practices among frequent mouthwash users to determine if there are differences in use between gender, sexual orientation and sex work status. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Data obtained from patients attending a sexual health centre located in Melbourne, Australia. PARTICIPANTS: 200 frequent mouthwash users (four or more times per week), 50 for each of the following patient groups: men who have sex with men (MSM), female sex workers (FSW), females who are not sex workers and men who have sex with women only (MSW). Participants were observed and audio recorded using mouthwash. PRIMARY AND SECONDARY OUTCOME MEASURES: Descriptiv..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Emerging Leadership Investigator Grant


Awarded by Australian NHMRC Leadership Investigator Grant


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) project grant (GNT1122514). EPFC is supported by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Emerging Leadership Investigator Grant (GNT1172873). CF and CB are supported by an Australian NHMRC Leadership Investigator Grant (GNT1172900 and GNT1173361, respectively).