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2023 Jan 02

Acta Odontol Scand

The role of pain-related disability on treatment outcome and psychosocial symptoms in patients with temporomandibular disorders – a pilot study.


Hietaharju M, Näpänkangas R, Ahtonen P, Kuoppala R, Sipilä K
Acta Odontol Scand. 2023 Jan 02:1-6.
PMID: 36592379.


The aim of the pilot study was to investigate the association of pain-related disability with the outcome of conservative treatment of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and with depressive and non-specific physical symptoms among TMD pain patients utilizing Graded Chronic Pain Scale 1.0 (GCPS1.0) as a screening instrument.