Five-year outcomes in TMD: relationship of changes in pain to changes in physical and psychological variables.

@article{Ohrbach1998FiveyearOI,
  title={Five-year outcomes in TMD: relationship of changes in pain to changes in physical and psychological variables.},
  author={Richard Ohrbach and Samuel Franklin Dworkin},
  journal={Pain},
  year={1998},
  volume={74 2-3},
  pages={315-26}
}
Factors influencing natural history and clinical course of pain in temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are largely unknown. Physical, psychological and behavioral data from a population-based epidemiologic study of TMD were examined in 234 cases of persons reporting TMD pain. The cases were assigned to one of five pain pattern groups based on changes in average TMD pain from baseline to 5-year follow-up: (i) remitted (49% of the sample), (ii) high-improvement (14%), (iii) low-improvement (9… CONTINUE READING