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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Sensitivity Assessment Of The Screening Questionnaire Of Orofacial Pain And Temporomandibular Disorders Recommended By The American Academy Of Orofacial Pain
Author: Manfredi A.P.S.
Da Silva A.A.
Vendite L.L.
Abstract: Introduction: Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ Disorders) have very wide interpretation and describe a population of patients suffering from jaw muscles and joint dysfunctions, which are usually painful 1. Beyond the complaints of pain in the cheek, ear pain and migraines the patients with these disorders present limited or asymmetrical jaw movements, and the sounds of TMJ usually described as "clicks". Aim: In order to analyze qualitative and quantitatively the use and accuracy of an instrument of diagnostic aid, we used the "Screening Questionnaire for Orofacial Pain and TMJ Disorders", recommended by the American Academy of Orofacial Pain (Annex 1), not yet tested in Brazil. The target population consisted of patients with complaints of dental pain in the orofacial region, chronic headache, earache and daily pain in the pre-auricular area or in the TMJ, who seek for medical and dental care at the CSS/CECOM, an ambulatory that Unicamp keeps for its internal community. Study design: Prospective clinical randomized. Method: The questionnaire was applied to 46 patients (40 women and 6 men), followed by specific clinical examination that resulted in the diagnosis of TMJ Disorders. Results: The statistical analysis showed that this questionnaire presents sensitivity of 85.37% and specificity of 80% for patients with muscular symptoms in the orofacial region (Kappa = 0.454) and low sensitivity and specificity for articulation symptoms (Kappa = 0.043). Conclusion: The questionnaire is useful and viable for daily screening of TMJ Disorders, mainly for myogenic disorders, but it should not be used as the only tool for diagnosis.
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Date Issue: 2001
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