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Temporomandibular disorders in association with stress among students of sixth grade preparatory and students of fifth year high schools

Authors: Toka T. Alnesary تقى الناصري --- Rafil H. Rasheed رافل رشيد
Journal: Journal of baghdad college of dentistry مجلة كلية طب الاسنان بغداد ISSN: 16800087 Year: 2012 Volume: 24 Issue: 2 Pages: 70-74
Publisher: Baghdad University جامعة بغداد

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Background: A close relationship had been reported between depression, anxiety and many disease symptoms ordisorders. This is true for temporomandibular disorders which is a collective term embracing a number of clinicalproblems that involve the masticatory musculatures, temporomandibular joint and associated structures, or both. Thisstudy designed to evaluate the association of stress with temporomandibular disorders among sixth gradepreparatory students and students of fifth year of secondary school.Subjects, materials and methods: The sample's size of 404 students of sixth grade preparatory study (154males and250 females) and 360 (168males and 192females) of fifth year of secondary schools. Firstly all the students subjectedfor stress questionnaire, secondly the stressful students subjected to different combination of clinical andquestionnaire measures according to the research diagnostic criteria of temporomandibular disorders (axis I) whichhave standardized series of diagnostic tests based on clinical signs and symptoms. Data are analyzed by using Z-testand chi-square.Results: The results obtained from this study showed that no significant differences between classes in the percentageof stressful students with temporomandibular disorders according to the clinical examination but in both classes,females' students showed higher percentage of temporomandibular disorders than males of same class. Bruxism andnail biting were significantly higher among students of sixth grade.Conclusions: This study revealed that stress of studying at sixth grade has no effect on temporomandibular disordersprevalence.


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Prevalence of myofascial pain in students of selected secondary schools in Baghdad city

Authors: Toka T. Alnesary --- Rafil H. Rasheed رافل رشيد --- Raja H. AL-Jubouri رجاء الجبوري --- Raya R. Al-Dafaai ريا الدفاعي
Journal: Journal of baghdad college of dentistry مجلة كلية طب الاسنان بغداد ISSN: 16800087 Year: 2012 Volume: 24 Issue: special issue 2 Pages: 84-87
Publisher: Baghdad University جامعة بغداد

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Background: Myofascial face pain (MFP) is painful disorder of masticatory muscles thought to be the most commontype of temporomandibular disorder (TMD).This study was done to evaluate the prevalence of MFP in students ofsecondary schools of Baghdad cityMaterials and methods: The sample comprised 242 females' students and 222 males' students of secondary schools,aged 17-18 years. The MFP evaluated according to the specific screening questionnaire of research diagnosticcriteria of temporomandibular disorders (RDC/TMD) axis I with clinical examination.Results: the study revealed that (50.8%) of the students had history of pain where females reported higherpercentage than males with statistical significant difference. The history of pain in muscles of mastication was higherthan joint pain in both genders. After clinical examination this study also showed that (25.4%) of students with historyof pain had MFP. The differences between both genders regarding the diagnosis of MFP were higher in females thanmales but statistically not significant.Conclusion: high percentage of students reported a history of pain which could be attributed to MFP in (25.4%) ofthe students. The prevalence of pain history and MFP was higher in females’ than males

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