Comparación de dos escalas en is evaluación de la sensibilidad a la palpación de los músculos y las arficulaciones en los desórdenes temporomandibulares crónicos

Translated title of the contribution: Comparison of two scales in the assessment of muscle and joint palpation tenderness in chronic temporomandibular disorders

Michael J. Atwood, D. Carl Dixon, G. Wayne Talcott, Alan L. Peterson

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Abstract

Following the guidelines of the Craniomandihular Index, 23 chronic patients had 42 muscle and temporomandibular joint sites palpated. Two- and four-point scales were generated in response to the patient’s reactions. After 6 weeks of treatment, patients measured with the 2-point scale showed 6.39% improvement in muscle tenderness and patients measured with the 4-point scale showed a 14.99% improvement. These changes were significantly different. Correlation between scales was r = .88 originally and increased to r = .91 after 6 weeks. Results showed that the 4-point scale is significantly more ahle to detect clinical changes in muscle and joint tenderness than is the 2-point scale.

Translated title of the contributionComparison of two scales in the assessment of muscle and joint palpation tenderness in chronic temporomandibular disorders
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)403-407
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Oral and Facial Pain and Headache
Volume7
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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