Objectives: This study aims to evaluate the relationship between self-reported comorbidities and temporomandibular disorder (TMD) pain. We hypothesized that there is an association between self-reported painful and non-painful comorbidities with the number of masticatory muscles tender points, frequency, duration, and worst intensity of TMD pain. The goal is to confirm the clinical impression that TMD patients presenting with comorbidities report more severe TMD pain characteristics. Methods: 814 subjects (85% females; mean age: 41 years, SD=14.7) were recruited for the NIDCR’s TIRR project at the University of Minnesota and received clinical diagnosis of TMD (RDC/TMD). They completed questionnaires assessing their pain characteristics and medical history. Multivariate linear regression analyses, adjusted by age and gender, were performed to assess the association between painful and non-painful comorbidities: migraine, fibromyalgia, muscle pain/rheumatism, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, and musculoskeletal symptoms, and the dependent variables: frequency (0-27 point scale), duration (0-27 point scale), number of tender points (0-20 sites) and intensity of TMD (0-10 VAS). Results: Significant associations were found at p
|Original language||English (US)|
|Media of output||Poster|
|Place of Publication||Los Angeles, CA. USA.|
|State||Published - 2008|
Moana-Filho, E. J., Velly, A. M., & Fricton, J. (2008). Comorbidities Associated with Temporomandibular Disorders Stratified by Frequency, Duration, Worst Intensity, and Number of Tender Points - NIDCR's TIRR: AAOP 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting. Los Angeles, CA. USA.