The school of Dentistry, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Danish Dental Association; Danish Coaching Institute
Ayse Basak Cinar
Niels Christian Christiansen; Lone Schou; Esben Boeskov Ozhayat; Azam Bakhshandeh
Location of the project:
September 1, 2012 - March 1, 2015
In Denmark, diabetes type 2 (DM2) and oral diseases, defined as lifestyle diseases, are major public health concerns with an increasing burden among adults. Poor oral health negatively contributes to glycemic control, whereas poor DM2 management negatively affects oral health. We aim to design and evaluate a new behavioural intervention based on oral health coaching for better management of oral health and DM2 among adults, using self-reported and clinical measurements.
Results to date
"Health coaching increases self-esteem and heatlhy smiles"  Diabetes Voice, June 2014
Project ended March 2015
BRIDGES (Bringing Research in Diabetes to Global Environments and Systems) is a programme initiated by the International Diabetes Federation , and supported by an educational grant from Lilly Diabetes.