Orofacial Pain in Doctorate Students (Medical¸ Dentistry¸ Pharmacy) in Mashhad University of Medical Sciences in 2012-2013

Ebrahimi, Masoumeh and Shahrokhi, Fahimeh and Khorakian, Fatemeh (2015) Orofacial Pain in Doctorate Students (Medical¸ Dentistry¸ Pharmacy) in Mashhad University of Medical Sciences in 2012-2013. Journal of Mashhad Dental School, 39 (2). pp. 99-108.

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Abstract

Introduction: Several studies have shown that orofacial pains are common and affect about a quarter of the population at any time. This study was performed to survey orofacial pain among doctoral students (medical, dental, pharmacy) of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences in 2012-2013. Materials & Methods: This cross - sectional study was performed on 430 doctoral students from Mashhad University of Medical Sciences (Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy). A questionnaire based on the Von Korff & Macfarlane questionnaire was provided to the students. Data were analyzed, using Mann-Whitney, Kruskal-Wallis and Chi-Square tests. Results: 24.9 percent of the participants reported orofacial pains. The highest frequency of orofacial pains were in or around the eyes (10.9). Psychological factors were the cause of the pain in 30.8 of the students. 75.7percent of the students were seeking treatment for orofacial pain. Severity of disability among different educational levels, different age groups, different fields of study and between the sexes was not statistically different. Conclusion: Approximately a quarter of students were affected by orofacial Pain. The highest frequency of orofacial pain was in or around the eyes, which could be the result from studying. A significant number of students had professional seek for orofacial pain treating. This could indicate the effect of oral pain on people's quality of life including job loss, difficulty in eating and concerns about oral health

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WU Dentistry. Oral surgery
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Mashhad Dental School
Depositing User: jmds jmds
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2017 15:31
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2017 15:31
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1885

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