Relationship between chronic pain severity and quality of life in TMD patients

Vivi V.W. Wira1, Yenny Pragustine, Laura Susanti, Nina Ariani, Ira Tanti

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Pain can affect the individual's quality of life. Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are the most common type of chronic orofacial pain. Most TMD patients seek treatment as their pain starts affecting their daily activities. This study examined the association between chronic pain severity and quality of life of TMD patients using the GCPS-Indonesian version and OHIP-TMD assessment tools (GCPS-ID and OHIP-TMD-ID). The relationship between sociodemographic factors and quality of life was also assessed. A total of 202 subjects were given three questionnaires (ID-TMD, GCPS-ID, and OHIP-TMD-ID) to fill. Data were collected and analyzed using the Kruskal-Wallis test. Subjects who scored having more severe chronic pain had higher OHIP-TMD-ID scores and consequently a lower quality of life. The relationship between chronic pain severity and quality of life was significant (p < 0.05) and corroborated the results of other studies. The quality of life did not significantly differ by age, gender, educational level, and employment status (p > 0.05). However, the quality of life was significantly influenced by marital status (p < 0.05). Chronic pain severity associated with TMD lowers the quality of life of patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-219
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of International Dental and Medical Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Chronic pain
  • Quality of life
  • Temporomandibular disorder


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