The Impact of Temporomandibular Disorders on the Oral Health-Related Quality of Life of Brazilian Children: A Cross-Sectional Study
Methods: Data were collected by means of a questionnaire to evaluate the presence of TMD symptoms in eight to 10-year-old children. For those who answered at least one of the four questions in a positive manner, a clinical exam was done to confirm the diagnosis. The Child Perceptions Questionnaire (CPQ8-10) was applied to evaluate the OHRQoL. Poisson regression was used to associate the total scores and individual domains of the CPQ8-10 with sociodemographic factors and clinical conditions.
Results: A total of 245 children participated in this cross-sectional study. One hundred and twenty-one (49.4 percent) were diagnosed with TMD; 57.9 percent were females and 42.1 percent were males. Children with a diagnosis of disc displacement with reduction had a negative impact on the domain of functional limitations (rate ratio=2.61, 95 percent confidence interval=1.19 to 5.75, P =0.017).
Conclusion: The prevalence of signs and symptoms of TMD was high in our sample, and signs and symptoms of TMD had a negative impact on children's OHRQoL in the domain of functional limitations.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Dr. Ribeiro is a dentist in private practice, Cabreuva, Sã o Leopoldo Mandic School of Dentistry, Campinas, São Paulo State, Brazil 2: Dr. Gradella is a graduate student, Division of Pediatric Dentistry, Sã o Leopoldo Mandic School of Dentistry, Campinas, São Paulo State, Brazil 3: Dr. Rodrigues is a professor, Division of Temporomandibular Disorders, Sã o Leopoldo Mandic School of Dentistry, Campinas, São Paulo State, Brazil 4: Dr. Abanto is a graduate student, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Universidade de Sã o Paulo, S ã o Paulo, all in S ã o Paulo State, Brazil 5: Dr. Oliveira is a professor, Division of Pediatric Dentistry, Sã o Leopoldo Mandic School of Dentistry, Campinas, São Paulo State, Brazil;, Email: [email protected]
Publication date: May 1, 2020
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