Schmerzen im Bereich der Kaumuskulatur und Kiefergelenke: Empfehlungen zur standardisierten Diagnostik und Klassifikation von Patienten

Translated title of the contribution: Recommendations for the standardized evaluation and classification of patients with painful temporomandibular disorders

J. C. Türp, M. John, P. Nilges, J. Jürgens, M. O. Ahlers, W. Böhner, E. Busche, A. Hugger, H. A. Jakstat, W. H. Koch, J. Niederfeilner, S. Paak, P. Palatka, R. Peschen-Rosin, H. J. Schindler, C. Sommer, G. Sprotte, K. Weibmann, H. Wernze

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Abstract

Introduction. Due to the considerable degree of variation that exists among care providers with respect to the assessment of patients suffering from painful temporomandibular disorders (TMDs), an interdisciplinary working group for the study of orofacial pain aimed at developing recommendations for the evaluation and diagnostic classification of such patients. Methods. Following an extensive literature search (computer-based search and handsearch), several working sessions were needed to develop a standardized diagnostic protocol. It was a prerequisite that recommended measures and instruments should have acceptable reliability and validity.Three independent reviewers- well-known experts in the pain field- critically reviewed the contents of our recommendations. Results. A two-axis approach is recommended to assess the somatic and psychosocial parameters of the pain experience. Our concept closely follows the Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders. In addition, we distinguish a minimal, a standard, and an extended evaluation. Conclusions. The recommendations appear to be useful to enhance the diagnostic quality in the evaluation of patients with painful TMDs.

Translated title of the contributionRecommendations for the standardized evaluation and classification of patients with painful temporomandibular disorders
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)55-67
Number of pages13
JournalManuelle Medizin
Volume40
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2002

Keywords

  • Classification system
  • Orofacial pain
  • Pain evaluation
  • Temporomandibular disorders

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