Green Tea Mouthwash on the Oral Health Status in Oral Cancer Patients
Effectiveness of Green Tea Mouthwash on the Oral Health Status in Oral Cancer Patients: A Single-blind Randomized Clinical Trial and a CONSORT-compliant Article
Objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness of green tea mouthwash on the oral health status (OHS) in oral cancer patients undergoing anticancer treatment. Materials and methods: This was a prospective, single-blind, randomized, controlled trial. Patients were randomly assigned to 2 groups: mouthwash with green tea (intervention) group or tap water (control) group. The intervention group rinsed the mouth with 100 ml green tea solution for 60 seconds at least twice daily, and the control group rinsed the mouth with 100 ml tap water for 60 seconds at least twice daily. The primary outcome was OHS, which was evaluated according to the Oral Assessment Guide and measured at seven time points by the same researcher. Time 0 (T0) corresponded to baseline, and Time 1-6 (T1-T6) corresponded to monthly outpatient follow-ups until six months.
oral health status (OHS)
mouthwash with green tea
Study Arms / Comparison Groups
mouthwash with green tea group
Description: The intervention group rinsed the mouth with 100 ml green tea solution for 60 seconds at least twice daily.
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July 1, 2018
June 1, 2020
Primary Completion Date
June 1, 2020
Inclusion Criteria: - patients who were > 20 years - newly diagnosed with oral cancer by a physician - just received oral surgery and follow-up with or without chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Exclusion Criteria: - patients with mental illness - an acute and a severe illness status - no teeth in the whole mouth - the ability of mouth opening less than 1 cm.
20 Years - N/A
Accepts Healthy Volunteers
Chiayi Christian Hospital