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The evaluation of the impact on quality of life related to oral health of patients with condylar fractures treated non-surgically assisted in the Araçatuba Dental School.

Grant number: 10/15885-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2011
Effective date (End): December 31, 2011
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Dentistry - Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Principal Investigator:Eduardo Hochuli Vieira
Grantee:Mariana Martins Borges Ferreira Batista
Host Institution: Faculdade de Odontologia (FOA). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Araçatuba. Araçatuba , SP, Brazil


Trauma in head and neck represent important impact factor to health because they have large physical consequences, emotional and socio-economic. The treatment of fractures of the mandibular condyles, which may be surgical or not, remains the subject of extensive discussion, the direct involvement of the temporomandibular joint and dental occlusion. However, there are published data indicating that between 6 and 35% of patients treated this way had some kind of clinical symptoms characteristic of temporomandibular dysfunction, which is more persistent in adults, especially the deviation during mouth opening. There's interest percepeção assess the impact on quality of life of patients with a condylar fracture and treated conservatively due to the insufficient number items that make the topic. The objective of this project is to evaluate subjectively established by OHIP-14 questionnaire, the degree of perception of facial trauma patients with a condylar fracture and treated conservatively on the quality of life associated with oral disorders.

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