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Originalartikel | erschienen - Druck | peer reviewed

Association Between Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Signs of Temporomandibular Disorders in the General Population.

Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache 2019 ; 33(1): 67 - 76

Bibliometric indicators

Impact Factor = 1.26

Citations (WOS) = 10

DOI = 10.11607/ofph.1905

PubMed-ID = 30153313


Kindler S*1, Mksoud M1, Schwahn C2, Bernhardt O3, Söhnel A2, Biffar R2, Meyer G, Völzke H4, Metelmann H1, Grabe H5


AIMS: To estimate the association between signs of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a representative sample from the general population of northeastern Germany. METHODS: Signs of TMD were assessed with a clinical functional analysis that included palpation of the temporomandibular joints (TMJs) and masticatory muscles. PTSD was assessed with the PTSD module of the Structured Clinical Interview for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, ed 4. The change-in-estimate method for binary logistic regression models was used to determine the final model and control for confounders. RESULTS: After the exclusion of subjects without prior traumatic events, the sample for joint pain consisted of 1,673 participants with a median age of 58.9 years (interquartile range 24.8), and the sample for muscle pain consisted of 1,689 participants with a median age of 59.1 years (interquartile range 24.8). Of these samples, 84 participants had pain on palpation of the TMJ, and 42 participants had pain on palpation of the masticatory muscles. Subjects having clinical PTSD (n = 62) had a 2.56-fold increase in joint pain (odds ratio [OR] = 2.56; 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.14 to 5.71, P = .022) and a 3.86-fold increase (OR = 3.86; 95% CI: 1.51 to 9.85, P = .005) in muscle pain compared to subjects having no clinical PTSD. CONCLUSION: These results should encourage general practitioners and dentists to acknowledge the role of PTSD and traumatic events in the diagnosis and therapy of TMD, especially in a period of international migration and military foreign assignments.

Published in

Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache

Year 2019
Impact Factor (2019) 1.26
Volume 33
Issue 1
Pages 67 - 76
Open Access nein
Peer reviewed ja
Article type Originalartikel
Article state erschienen - Druck
DOI 10.11607/ofph.1905
PubMed-ID 30153313

Common journal data

ISSN: 2333-0384
eISSN: 2333-0376
Country: USA
Language: English

Impact factor trend

Year Impact Factor
2015 2.444
2016 2.76
2017 1.538
2018 1.443
2019 1.26
2020 1.871
2021 2.457


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