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Evaluation of effect of low-level laser therapy on adolescents with temporomandibular disorder: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

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Leal de Godoy, Camila Haddad [1] ; da Costa Silva, Paula Fernanda [1] ; de Araujo, Deise Sales [1] ; Motta, Lara Jansiski [2] ; Biasotto-Gonzalez, Daniela Aparecida [1] ; Politti, Fabiano [1] ; Mesquita-Ferrari, Raquel Agnelli [1] ; Santos Fernandes, Kristianne Porta [1] ; Albertini, Regiane [1] ; Bussadori, Sandra Kalil [1]
Total Authors: 10
[1] Univ Nove de Julho UNINOVE, Postgrad Program Rehabil Sci, BR-01504001 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Nove de Julho UNINOVE, Postgrad Program Hlth Syst Management, BR-01504001 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Trials; v. 14, JUL 22 2013.
Web of Science Citations: 11

Background: A number of problems involving the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and associated structures can lead to temporomandibular disorder (TMD). The aim of the proposed study is to assess the effect of low-level laser therapy on occlusal contacts, mandibular movements, electromyography activity in the muscles of mastication and pain in adolescents with TMD. Methods/Design: A randomized, controlled, double-blind, clinical trial will be carried out involving 85 male and female adolescents between 15 and 18 years of age. The research diagnostic criteria for TMD will be used to assess all individuals who agree to participate. All participants will be submitted to a clinical examination and electromyographic analysis of the masseter muscles and anterior bundle of the temporal muscles bilaterally, to determine TMD. Based on the clinical findings, the participants will be classified as having or not having TMD. Those with TMD will be divided into four groups, three of which will receive low-level laser therapy and one of which will receive a placebo treatment. The treatments will involve the TMJ region alone, the masseter and temporal muscles alone, or both these regions together. The data will be submitted to descriptive statistical analysis. The chi-square test and Fisher's exact test will be used to determine associations among the categorical variables. The Student's t test and analysis of variance will be used for the comparison of mean electromyographic signals. Pearson's correlation coefficients will be calculated for the analysis of correlations among the continuous variables. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/07759-0 - Evaluation of the effect of low-level laser in adolescents with temporomandibular disorder
Grantee:Sandra Kalil Bussadori
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants