Short-term clinical outcomes and patient compliance with temporomandibular disorder treatment recommendations.

@article{Wig2004ShorttermCO,
  title={Short-term clinical outcomes and patient compliance with temporomandibular disorder treatment recommendations.},
  author={Anjali D Wig and Leslie A. Aaron and Judith Turner and Kimberly Hanson Huggins and Edmond L. Truelove},
  journal={Journal of orofacial pain},
  year={2004},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={
          203-13
        }
}
AIMS To evaluate short-term patient compliance with 5 conservative temporomandibular disorder (TMD) treatments (jaw relaxation, jaw stretching, heat application, cold application, and occlusal splint use) and the association of compliance with changes in pain intensity, pain-related activity interference, and jaw use limitations. METHODS Eighty-one TMD patients were given 1 to 5 treatment recommendations as part of usual care in a TMD specialty clinic. Compliance with each recommendation and… CONTINUE READING

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