The Frequency Forward Head Posture in Subjects With Temporomandibular Disorder

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00743223
First received: August 26, 2008
Last updated: August 27, 2008
Last verified: August 2008
  Purpose

The aim of this study was to verify the frequency of the forward head posture in subjects with temporomandibular disorder and to compare them with control group


Condition Intervention
Temporomandibular Disorder
Other: The measure of the cervical posture

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Frequency Forward Head Posture in Subjects With Temporomandibular Disorder

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Further study details as provided by Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Outcome Measure: frequency of the forward head posture [ Time Frame: one year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: October 2006
Study Completion Date: December 2007
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
1
Study-group: The volunteers were selected on a randomized form among the individuals who went to the clinic of orofacial pain and temporomandibular disorders of São Paulo Hospital.
Other: The measure of the cervical posture
The investigation of the cervical position consisted of locating the individual in side view with the parallel feet in erect position and tracing an imprisoned plumb wire to the ceiling and tangent to the kyphosis curve of the thoracic column. With a ruler it was verified at a distance of this line until the point deepest of the cervical lordosis curve.
Other Name: there are not brand or serial numbers.
2
Control-group: The volunteers were selected on a randomized form among the individuals who went to the dental offices of the researchers.
Other: The measure of the cervical posture
The investigation of the cervical position consisted of locating the individual in side view with the parallel feet in erect position and tracing an imprisoned plumb wire to the ceiling and tangent to the kyphosis curve of the thoracic column. With a ruler it was verified at a distance of this line until the point deepest of the cervical lordosis curve.
Other Name: there are not brand or serial numbers.

Detailed Description:

Postural habit is defined as "the attitude of the body" being characterized as good when the parts of the body muscles and bones are lined up and work together in a harmonious form protecting the body of injury or gradual deformity and independently the attitude. The bad posture is a bad habit, but it can be which results in the disagreement of some parts of the body. These are at risk of injury or pain due to and increased tension that the disagreement imposes to the support structures. Several study confirm this occurrence relating that this the attitude can alter itself principally if a discomfort occurs. When it occurs there will be the installation of alterations, limitation of movements or even deformity, leading it to the development of an abnormal of posture of the body which will be able to reduce the functional capacity of various structures and organs of the human body.

The forward head posture is a common abnormality in cervical spine that can contribute to perpetuation the trigger points in muscles of the head as well as some kinds of temporomandibular disorder. It was suggested its influence in the treatment of patients with orofacial pain and TMD the FHP may occur a result of an acute trauma or if develop itself gradually because of an inadequate position.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

The study was randomized with one hundred subjects that were divided fifty for study group and fifty of the control group with age between 18 and 65 years old, of both sexes. The volunteers were selected among the individuals who went to the clinic of orofacial pain and TMD of São Paulo Hospital and the dental offices of the researchers

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Study group

The criteria of inclusion of the individuals for this group were:

  • Individuals whose main complaint were pain in the muscles of the chew or the TMJ
  • To present pain of the muscle or to articulate during the functional tests
  • Maximum opening interincisal equal or minor than 40 mm

Crontrol group

The criteria of inclusion of the individuals for this group were:

  • Individuals who underwent routine dental treatment
  • Individuals without TMD complaint
  • Maximum opening interincisal bigger than 40 mm

Exclusion Criteria:

  • There are not
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00743223

Locations
Brazil
Federal University of São Paulo
São Paulo, Brazil, 04023-062
Sponsors and Collaborators
Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul
Investigators
Principal Investigator: GUSTAVO VINHOLI, DENTIST Federal University of São Paulo
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: GUSTAVO HELDER VINHOLI, Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00743223     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CEP-UNIFESP1175/06
Study First Received: August 26, 2008
Last Updated: August 27, 2008
Health Authority: Brazil: National Committee of Ethics in Research

Keywords provided by Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul:
temporomandibular disorder
orofacial pain
posture of the head

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Temporomandibular Joint Disorders
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome
Craniomandibular Disorders
Mandibular Diseases
Jaw Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Joint Diseases
Muscular Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases
Myofascial Pain Syndromes

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