Research - Clinical Studies
Clinical Study Title
Transition from Acute to Chronic Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD)
Description/Purpose of the Study
Study Description/Purpose: To recruit people with recent-onset, acute TMD in order to identify the factors that predict risk of transition from acute to chronic TMD. Participation consists of a series of questionnaires from home or online, a clinic visit (about 3 hrs) at the UNC-CH Dental School, a 6-month follow-up clinic visit, and completion of 4 health questionnaires over the next 12 months. Participants who successfully complete all study activities will receive up to $240.
|IRB Study #:||13-0780|
|Principal Investigator:||Gary Slade, DDPH, PhD|
Aged 18-54 years of either gender and of any race/ethnicity.
Living or working in counties near each study site.
Fluency in written and spoken English.
Episode of recent-onset, acute TMD pain symptoms.
No significant TMD pain symptoms 12 mos prior to start of recent-onset.
Kidney failure or undergoing dialysis.
Heart disease that is not controlled by medication.
Chronic respiratory disease that is not controlled with medication.
Hypertension or high blood pressure that is not controlled with medication.
Epilepsy or take medication to control grand mal seizures.
Diabetes that is not controlled with medication or diet.
Psychiatric disorders or conditions that have required hospitalization over the last 6 months.