Veera Qvintus, Kirsi Sipilä, Yrsa Le Bell & Anna L. Suominen (2020) Prevalence of clinical signs and pain symptoms of temporomandibular disorders and associated factors in adult Finns, Acta Odontologica Scandinavica, 78:7, 515-521, DOI: 10.1080/00016357.2020.1746395
Prevalence of clinical signs and pain symptoms of temporomandibular disorders and associated factors in adult Finns
|Author:||Qvintus, Veera1; Sipilä, Kirsi1,2,3; Le Bell, Yrsa4;|
1Institute of Dentistry, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
2Research Unit of Oral Health Sciences, University of Oulu, Oulu,Finland
3Oral and Maxillofacial Department, Medical Research Center Oulu, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
4Institute of Dentistry,University of Turku, Turku, Finland
5Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases, Kuopio University Hospital, Kuopio, Finland
6PublicHealth Evaluation and Projection Unit, the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
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|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2021042211445
|Publish Date:|| 2021-04-22
Objective: To assess the prevalence of clinical signs and pain symptoms of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and associated factors in the Finnish adult population, as well as the association between self-reported TMD pain symptoms and clinical signs.
Material and methods: The sample consisted of 1577 Finnish adults who participated in the Health 2011 Survey (BRIF8901). Signs of TMD were assessed using clinical examination, and TMD pain symptoms were inquired using validated questions.
Results: Of the study subjects, 35% showed at least one sign of TMD, 8% reported weekly facial pain and 6% weekly pain when biting or jaw opening. According to logistic regression, female gender, poor general health and low level of education increased the risk for most TMD signs and TMD pain symptoms. Muscle or TMJ pain on palpation associated significantly with self-reported weekly facial pain or pain when biting or jaw opening.
Conclusion: Over a third of the population showed clinical signs of TMD and less than one-tenth reported TMD pain symptoms. An assessment of a patient’s general health needs to be a part of TMD diagnosis and treatment. The Finnish versions of the validated questions are applicable for screening of TMD pain.
Acta odontologica Scandinavica
|Pages:||515 - 521|
|Type of Publication:||
A1 Journal article – refereed
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The present study is part of the Health 2011 Survey, organised by the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), the former Public Health Institute (KTL) of Finland (http://www.terveys2000.fi/indexe.html) and partly supported by the Finnish Dental Society Apollonia and the Finnish Dental Association.
© 2020 Acta Odontologica Scandinavica Society. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Acta Odontologica Scandinavica on 14 Apr 2020, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/00016357.2020.1746395.