|Baltic Dental and Maxillofacial Journal|
March, 2018, Vol. 20, No. 1
© 2018 Stomatologija
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Quality of life in patients with temporomandibular disorders. A systematic review
Dovile Bitiniene*, Roberta Zamaliauskiene*, Ricardas Kubilius*, Marijus Leketas*, Tadas Gailius*, Karina Smirnovaite*
Objective. The purpose of this study was to systematically review the literature concerning the quality of life of patients with temporomandibular joint disorder.
Material and methods. Systematic review was performed with the information contained in international databases: PubMed and Google Scholar. Keywords and their combinations were used to find relevant articles and publications concerning the subject.
Results. A total of 320 publications were initially retrieved. After further examination 12 articles were selected due to their relevance to inclusion criteria and were included in the systematic review. The selected 12 articles published between year 2006 and 2016.
Conclusion. In this systematic review it was found that there is a direct correlation between temporomandibular disorders and lower quality of life. Out of questionnaires used for identification of patient satisfaction SF-36 and OHIP-14 were most popular in these studies. Statistical analysis of studies mentioned lead us to believe that psychological and physical ailments caused by TMD result in lower quality of life in patients.
Key words: quality of life, temporomandibular joint disorders, temporomandibular dysfunction.
Received: 28 01 2018
Accepted for publishing: 27 03 2018
*Faculty of Odontology, Medical Academy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas Lithuania
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