Psycho-education programme for temporomandibular disorders: a pilot study.

Jerjes, W., Madland, G., Feinmann, C., El Maaytah, M., Kumar, M., Hopper, C., Upile, T. & Newman, S. P. (2007). Psycho-education programme for temporomandibular disorders: a pilot study.. Journal of Negative Results in BioMedicine, 6, 4 - ?. doi: 10.1186/1477-5751-6-4

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Abstract

Temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) are by far the most predominant condition affecting the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), however many patients have mild self-limiting symptoms and should not be referred for specialist care. The aim of this pilot study was to develop a simple, cost-effective management programme for TMDs using CD-ROM. 41 patients (age 18-70) participated in this study, patients were divided into three groups: the 1st group were involved in an attention placebo CD-ROM (contain anatomical information about the temporomandibular system), the 2nd group received information on CD-ROM designed to increase their control and self efficacy, while the 3rd group received the same programme of the 2nd group added to it an introduction to self-relaxing techniques followed by audio tape of progressive muscle relaxation exercises. Each of the groups was asked to complete a number of questionnaires on the day of initial consultation and six weeks afterwards.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: School of Health Sciences
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/8134

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