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Orofacial Evaluation in Women With Rheumatoid Arthritis

This study has been completed.
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo
Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
carmen paz santibanez hoyuela, Federal University of São Paulo Identifier:
First received: June 8, 2012
Last updated: June 11, 2012
Last verified: June 2012
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can affect any synovial joint. Unlike the hand, ever so valued in the physical examination of patients with RA, the joints in the area of the jaw and neck may also be affected in this disease and have their involvement usually underdiagnosed. There are few studies evaluating the incidence of orofacial alteration in the examination as well as the correlation between bite force (BF) and clinical and functional parameters in these patients. The aim of our study was to chacacterize the orofacial alterations in RA patients, correlate the results of the orofacial evaluation with clinical and disease activity parameters, and correlate the bite force with the hand strenght.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Orofacial Evaluation in Women With Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Further study details as provided by carmen paz santibanez hoyuela, Federal University of São Paulo:

Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: June 2011
Study Completion Date: June 2012
rheumatoid arthritis group
75 patients with rheumatoid arthritis
control group
75 healthy women


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
150 individuals, half of them, 75 were rheumatoid arthritis and the others 75 consisted the group control

Inclusion Criteria:

RA group:

  • rheumatoid arthritis (American College of Rheumatology)

Control group:

  • healthy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • edentate be total, have been subjected to surgical procedure in the last six months in the region of the hands or oral maxillo facial
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Responsible Party: carmen paz santibanez hoyuela, orofacial evaluation in women with rheumatoid arthritis, Federal University of São Paulo Identifier: NCT01616641     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Orofacial
Study First Received: June 8, 2012
Last Updated: June 11, 2012

Keywords provided by carmen paz santibanez hoyuela, Federal University of São Paulo:
rheumatoid arthritis
bite force
grip strenght
oral health
quality of life

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017