Orofacial Evaluation in Women With Rheumatoid Arthritis
This study has been completed.
Federal University of São Paulo
First Posted: June 12, 2012
Last Update Posted: June 12, 2012
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
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.
|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:
|Study Start Date:||June 2011|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2012|
rheumatoid arthritis group
75 patients with rheumatoid arthritis
75 healthy women
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