Yrsa Le Bell

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This study aimed to reveal in general population the prevalence, associations, and statistical model of recurrent tinnitus by means of a mailed questionnaire. The study sample consisted of 1720 randomly selected adults who were classified into three subgroups: recurrent (once a month or more often), occasional (less often than once a month), and no(More)
AIMS To compare the short-term effectiveness of a stabilization appliance with a prefabricated occlusal appliance in myofascial pain patients in a randomized controlled trial. METHODS Sixty-five patients at 2 centers were assigned to a stabilization appliance group (S group, n = 33) or a prefabricated appliance (Relax) group (R group, n = 32). The(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyze associations between aural symptoms and clinical signs of and treatment need for temporomandibular disorders, as well as visits to a physician, in a Finnish population. STUDY DESIGN A longitudinal study of a random sample of adults. METHODS Four hundred eleven subjects (203 men and 208 women aged 25, 35, 45, 55, or 65 years at(More)
Associations between treatment need for temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and age, gender, stress, and diagnostic subgroup were analyzed in an adult Finnish population sample of 506 subjects. When analyzed separately, the association between TMD treatment need and all the studied factors was statistically significant. This finding is in accordance with(More)
OBJECTIVE It has often been suggested that psychological factors play a role in temporomandibular disorders (TMD). However, reports on psychological factors in TMD patients and controls have been equivocal. In a previous double-blind randomized controlled study, subjects with a TMD history showed more clinical signs and subjective symptoms and adapted less(More)
AIMS To investigate whether secondary otalgia is associated with cervical spine disorder (CSD), temporomandibular disorders (TMD), or both, and to describe the pain characteristics and the comorbidity of secondary otalgia in subjects with and without CSD and TMD. METHODS A mailed questionnaire was sent to a random sample of 2,500 people aged 25 to 65(More)
In clinical practice, it is commonly assumed that occlusal splints have therapeutic value in the treatment of temporomandibular disorders CTMD), but the evidence based on randomized controlled trials is scarce. This study evaluated the short-term (10-week) efficacy of a stabilization splint in subjects with recurrent secondary otalgia and active TMD(More)
The objective of this study was to analyze the relationship between need for treatment of temporomandibular disorders, sick leaves, and use of health care services in a study population of 441 adults born between 1927 and 1967. The findings indicated that these were strongly associated. The results were in agreement with earlier studies suggesting that(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the associations of secondary otalgia with general health, stress, insomnia, bruxism, and recurrent head and neck region pains. DESIGN A population-based survey. SETTING General community. SUBJECTS A total of 391 randomly selected subjects (186 men, 205 women) aged 25, 35, 45, 55, or 65 years. METHODS Standardized interview and(More)