Advanced search
1 file | 1.05 MB

Use of the universal pain assessment tool for evaluating pain associated with TMD in youngsters with an intellectual disability

Author
Organization
Abstract
Background: The Universal Pain Assessment Tool (UPAT) was used to assess the level of pain in people with limited communication skills. The UPAT enables clinicians to consult a specialized pain management team more often and lead to earlier interventions. The purpose of this study was to determine, whether the UPAT could be used as an extra tool to collect data on functional TMJ pain and to assess orofacial pain levels related to temporomandibular disorder(s) (TMD) in people with intellectual disabilities (ID). Material and Methods: Non-down syndrome ID Athletes were screened during the Special Olympics European games in 2014. The clinical scores of possible functional jaw pain were collected using the UPAT, to indicate pain severity on a visual scale during different jaw movements (opening, closing and lateral). Results: Two hundred and four youngsters were screened by calibrated dentists. The majority (65%) of participants were male (133 male and 71 female athletes); age distribution ranged from 15 to 23 years (mean 19.25 +/- 2.53). The results of the UPAT have shown the existence of functional TMJ pain in 32% (n=65) of the athletes without significant prevalence (P > 0.05) in this survey group. Conclusions: According to the results of the present study, the UPAT demonstrated that it could be a useful tool to detect the existence of functional jaw pain possibly associated with TMD and also a valid instrument to score pain intensity associated with TMD in people with ID.
Keywords
Universal pain assessment tool, TMD in ID, TMD in youngsters, RESEARCH DIAGNOSTIC-CRITERIA, TEMPOROMANDIBULAR DISORDERS, PEOPLE

Downloads

  • (...).pdf
    • full text
    • |
    • UGent only
    • |
    • PDF
    • |
    • 1.05 MB

Citation

Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:

Chicago
Dugashvili, Giorgi, Linda Van Den Berghe, Giorgi Menabde, Marina Janelidze, and Luc Marks. 2017. “Use of the Universal Pain Assessment Tool for Evaluating Pain Associated  with TMD in Youngsters with an Intellectual Disability.” Medicina Oral Patologia Oral Y Cirugia Bucal 22 (1): e88–e94.
APA
Dugashvili, G., Van Den Berghe, L., Menabde, G., Janelidze, M., & Marks, L. (2017). Use of the universal pain assessment tool for evaluating pain associated  with TMD in youngsters with an intellectual disability. MEDICINA ORAL PATOLOGIA ORAL Y CIRUGIA BUCAL, 22(1), e88–e94.
Vancouver
1.
Dugashvili G, Van Den Berghe L, Menabde G, Janelidze M, Marks L. Use of the universal pain assessment tool for evaluating pain associated  with TMD in youngsters with an intellectual disability. MEDICINA ORAL PATOLOGIA ORAL Y CIRUGIA BUCAL. 2017;22(1):e88–e94.
MLA
Dugashvili, Giorgi, Linda Van Den Berghe, Giorgi Menabde, et al. “Use of the Universal Pain Assessment Tool for Evaluating Pain Associated  with TMD in Youngsters with an Intellectual Disability.” MEDICINA ORAL PATOLOGIA ORAL Y CIRUGIA BUCAL 22.1 (2017): e88–e94. Print.
@article{8502258,
  abstract     = {Background: The Universal Pain Assessment Tool (UPAT) was used to assess the level of pain in people with limited communication skills. The UPAT enables clinicians to consult a specialized pain management team more often and lead to earlier interventions. The purpose of this study was to determine, whether the UPAT could be used as an extra tool to collect data on functional TMJ pain and to assess orofacial pain levels related to temporomandibular disorder(s) (TMD) in people with intellectual disabilities (ID). 
Material and Methods: Non-down syndrome ID Athletes were screened during the Special Olympics European games in 2014. The clinical scores of possible functional jaw pain were collected using the UPAT, to indicate pain severity on a visual scale during different jaw movements (opening, closing and lateral). 
Results: Two hundred and four youngsters were screened by calibrated dentists. The majority (65\%) of participants were male (133 male and 71 female athletes); age distribution ranged from 15 to 23 years (mean 19.25 +/- 2.53). The results of the UPAT have shown the existence of functional TMJ pain in 32\% (n=65) of the athletes without significant prevalence (P {\textrangle} 0.05) in this survey group. 
Conclusions: According to the results of the present study, the UPAT demonstrated that it could be a useful tool to detect the existence of functional jaw pain possibly associated with TMD and also a valid instrument to score pain intensity associated with TMD in people with ID.},
  author       = {Dugashvili, Giorgi and Van Den Berghe, Linda and Menabde, Giorgi and Janelidze, Marina and Marks, Luc},
  issn         = {1698-6946 },
  journal      = {MEDICINA ORAL PATOLOGIA ORAL Y CIRUGIA BUCAL},
  keyword      = {Universal pain assessment tool,TMD in ID,TMD in youngsters,RESEARCH DIAGNOSTIC-CRITERIA,TEMPOROMANDIBULAR DISORDERS,PEOPLE},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {e88--e94},
  title        = {Use of the universal pain assessment tool for evaluating pain associated  with TMD in youngsters with an intellectual disability},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.4317/medoral.21584},
  volume       = {22},
  year         = {2017},
}

Altmetric
View in Altmetric
Web of Science
Times cited: