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Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences
Piracicaba Dental School - UNICAMP
EISSN: 1677-3225
Vol. 13, No. 3, 2014, pp. 193-197
Bioline Code: os14036
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences, Vol. 13, No. 3, 2014, pp. 193-197

 en Quality of life in temporomandibular disorder patients with localized and widespread pain
Gui, Maísa Soares; Pimentel, Marcele Jardim; da Silva Gama, Marta Cristina; Ambrosano, Glaucia Maria Bovi & Barbosa, Célia Marisa Rizzatti

Abstract

Aim: To compare temporomandibular (TMD) subgroups classified according to the presence of localized pain (LP) or widespread pain (WP) in order to assess the quality of life domains and verify which components affect most the functional capacity of facial pain patients. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted and the Short Form-36 Health Survey was applied in order to assess quality of life. Thirty-nine TMD/WP patients, 37 TMD/LP patients and 40 subjects free of TMD complaints were evaluated. Results: TMD/WP patients differed significantly from healthy controls in all SF-36 components and TMD/LP patients ranked between them. It was also observed that patients with bodily pain and TMD with WP are respectively, 4.16 and 49.42 times more likely to have low functional capacity. Conclusions: Functional capacity in TMD subgroups was only affected by the presence of bodily pain and WP. These patients feature high chance of low functional capacity. Furthermore, TMD patients with localized and widespread pain share role-emotional impairments.

Keywords
facial pain; temporomandibular joint dysfunction syndrome; quality of life

 
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