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An Evaluation of Psychological Parameters That May Influence the Outcome Following Arthroscopy and Arthroplasty for Temporomandibular Joint Surgery

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Gary F Bouloux MD, DDS, MDSc, FRACDS, FRACDS, Emory University Identifier:
First received: July 8, 2011
Last updated: February 16, 2016
Last verified: February 2016
All patients undergoing arthroscopy or arthroplasty for temporomandibular joint dysfunction will complete a psychological questionnaire prior to surgery. The 3 month outcomes including pain and function will be examined using regression analysis to identify psychological variables that may predict outcomes.

Condition Intervention
Psychological Predictors
Other: Questionnaire

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Phase 4 Study of the Influence of Psychological Factors on the Outcomes Following Arthroscopy and Arthroplasty for Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction

Further study details as provided by Gary F Bouloux MD, DDS, MDSc, FRACDS, FRACDS, Emory University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Pain [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Pain will be recorded in a site specific matter (left and right TMJ) using a visual analogue scale

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Function [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Function will be measured using the jaw function limitation scale which will assess overall jaw and masticatory function with a short well validated questionnaire

Enrollment: 105
Study Start Date: June 2009
Study Completion Date: December 2015
Primary Completion Date: December 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
All patients requiring arthroscopy or arthroplasty
Other: Questionnaire


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
18 yrs

Inclusion Criteria:

  • require arthroscopy or arthroplasty

Exclusion Criteria:

  • age less than 18 yrs
  • prior surgery
  • unable to give informed consent
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01396694

United States, Georgia
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30322
Sponsors and Collaborators
Emory University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Gary F Bouloux MD, DDS, MDSc, FRACDS, FRACDS, PI, Emory University Identifier: NCT01396694     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB00061869
Study First Received: July 8, 2011
Last Updated: February 16, 2016 processed this record on May 25, 2017