ANXIETY LEVELS IN TEMPOROMANDIBULAR DISORDER PATIENTS AND NORMAL SUBJECTS

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Dr Zahoor Ahmad Bhat
Dr Annum Maqbool
Prof (Dr.) Altaf Hussain Chalkoo

Keywords

Anxiety, depression, temporomandibular disorder

Abstract

Aim the purpose of study was to analyze the role of anxiety and depression in TMDs.


 Materials and Methods:200 individuals were included in the study who were divided into group 1 with 100 individuals presenting with signs and symptoms of TMD and group 2 with 100 normal individuals as controls. Hospital anxiety depression scale was used to calculate the anxiety scores. Fischer’s t test was used to compare the anxiety scores between the two groups.


 Statistical Analysis: The results were tabulated and Fischer’s exact test was carried out to analyze the data using IBM SPSS Statistics 19 for Windows (SPSS Inc., Chicago, IL, USA).


 Results:  81% of individuals in group 2 and 42% in group 1 individuals had normal anxiety scores. 45% of the individuals in group 1 and 17% in group 2 had borderline anxiety scores. 13% of group 1 individuals and 1.6%of group 2 individuals demonstrated high anxiety scores.These results were statistically significant.


 Conclusion: Individuals with TMD exhibited higher levels of anxiety scores whereas significant number of control subjects exhibited normal anxiety scores.

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