Prevalence of Temporomandibular Joint Disorders among Students of the University of Jordan

Soukaina Ryalat, Zaid H Baqain, Wala Majid Amin, Faleh Sawair, Osama Samara, Darwish H. Badran

Abstract


Background: This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of temporomandibular disorder (TMD) among students of the University of Jordan.
Methods: Information about the symptoms of TMD and the possible risk factors were collected using specifically designed questionnaires. The collected data sets were treated statistically using the SPSS release 14 package.
Results: The results of the present investigation showed that pain in or about the ears or cheeks was the most prevalent symptom whereas locking of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) was the least prevalent. Nearly one-third of the investigated sample (31.4%, 346/1103) had no symptoms of TMD whereas 68.6% (757/1103) had at least one symptom. Students of health science studies had significantly the highest risk in developing TMJ clicking compared to students studying pure science or humanitarian studies.
Conclusions: TMD is of a high prevalence among students of the University of Jordan, particularly among students of health and science studies, which signify the role of stress in the development and/or progression of TMD. The findings of this study are alarming and entailing further investigations to identify risk factors associated with TMD in order to establish measures for prevention and treatment. 




doi:10.4021/jocmr2009.06.1245
Publish ahead of print July 13, 2009


Keywords


TMD; Clicking; Health sciences; Humanitarian studies

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