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Effect of Massage Treatment in Temporomandibular Joint (TMD)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04132726
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 21, 2019
Last Update Posted : October 21, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr. Merve Benli, Istanbul University

Brief Summary:
Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) have multiple and broad clinical effects on orofacial structures and are often diagnosed in patients with a prevalence of between 5% and 12%. Among treatment options, massage therapy is one of the common therapeutic procedures and allows interesting clinical outcomes by reducing TMD symptoms successfully. However, there has been no attempt to validate this knowledge. Thus, the aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of massage and its properties in patients with TMD.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Massage Therapy Temporomandibular Disorder Other: Massage therapy Other: non-effective treatment Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 90 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effect of Massage Treatment in Patients With Temporomandibular Disorder
Actual Study Start Date : April 17, 2018
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 23, 2019
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2, 2019

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Test
Experimental group which employed with massage treatment
Other: Massage therapy
Massage therapy performed by a physiotherapist

Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Placebo group which employed with non-effective treatment
Other: non-effective treatment
non-effective treatment

No Intervention: Control
no treatment

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pain- Visual Analog Scale [ Time Frame: 12 weeks-14 weeks ]
    Self-reported pain values. High scores for pain mean worse outcome for the study.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 40 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Temporomandibular disorder-positive RDC/TMD examination for groups RDC/TMD Ia and RDC/TMD Ib,
  2. Patient agreement to participate in the experimental study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  2. Drug and/or removable partial or total prosthesis wearers,
  3. Being submitted to any type of physiotherapeutic treatment,
  4. Incomplete dentition,
  5. History of systemic diseases as diabetes or arthritis,
  6. The occurrence of facial trauma,
  7. Refusal to assume responsibility with this research.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04132726

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Istanbul university,Faculty of Dentistry
Fatih, Turkey, 34452
Sponsors and Collaborators
Istanbul University
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Principal Investigator: Merve Benli, Dr. Istanbul University
Publications of Results:
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Responsible Party: Dr. Merve Benli, Asst.Prof.Dr., Istanbul University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04132726    
Other Study ID Numbers: 192021
First Posted: October 21, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 21, 2019
Last Verified: October 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Dr. Merve Benli, Istanbul University:
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Temporomandibular Joint Disorders
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome
Craniomandibular Disorders
Mandibular Diseases
Jaw Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Joint Diseases
Muscular Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases
Myofascial Pain Syndromes