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The Impact of Temporomandibular Disorders on the Oral Health-Related Quality of Life of Brazilian Children: A Cross-Sectional Study

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Purpose: To evaluate the prevalence of signs and symptoms of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) in children and the impact on their oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL).
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.
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Keywords: CHILDREN; QUALITY OF LIFE; TEMPOROMANDIBULAR DISORDERS

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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  • Acquired after the merger between the American Society of Dentistry for Children and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry in 2002, the Journal of Dentistry for Children (JDC) is an internationally renowned journal whose publishing dates back to 1934. Published three times a year, JDC promotes the practice, education and research specifically related to the specialty of pediatric dentistry. It covers a wide range of topics related to the clinical care of children, from clinical techniques of daily importance to the practitioner, to studies on child behavior and growth and development. JDC also provides information on the physical, psychological and emotional conditions of children as they relate to and affect their dental health.
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