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Treatment Seeking and Self-Constructed Explanations of Pain and Pain management Strategies Among Adolescents with Temporomandibular Disorder Pain
Stomatognathic Physiology, Center for Oral Rehabilitation, Norrköping, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0550-8925
Malmö högskola, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Care Science (VV).
2016 (English)In: Journal of Oral & Facial Pain Headache, ISSN 2333-0376, Vol. 30, no 2, p. 127-133Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
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Aims: To explore adolescents' explanations of their temporomandibular disorder (TMD) pain, their pain management strategies for TMD pain, and their treatmentseeking behavior. Methods: One-on-one interviews were conducted with 21 adolescents aged 15 to 19 years old who had TMD pain and followed a semistructured interview guide. Subjects were strategically selected from patients referred to orofacial pain clinic. All participants had been examined and received a pain diagnosis based on the Research Diagnostic Criteria for TMD. The interviews focused on the adolescents' experiences of TMD pain, their strategies for handling pain, and how they seek care. The interviews were recorded, transcribed verbatim, and analyzed using qualitative manifest content analysis. Results: Qualitative manifest content analysis revealed two categories: (1) self-constructed explanations, with three subcategories (situation-based explanatory model, physical/bilogic model, and psychological explanatory model); and (2) pain management strategies, with four subcategories (social support, treatment, relaxation/rest, and psychological strategies). Adolescents used physical activities and psychological and pharmacologic treatment to manage pain. Reasons for seeking treatment were to be cured, to obtain explanation for their pain, and because their symtoms bother others. Conclusion: Adolescents living with TMD pain develop self-constructed explanations and pain management strategies. With access to these descriptions, dentists can be better prepared to have a dialouge with their adolescent patients about their own explanations of pain, the nature of pain, and in wich sitations the pain appears. Dentists can also explore adolescent patients' pain management stategies and perhaps also suggest new treatment stategies at an earlier stage.

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Quintessence , 2016. Vol. 30, no 2, p. 127-133
Keywords [en]
adolescents, content analysis, interview, TMD pain, treatment
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Dentistry
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-854DOI: 10.11607/ofph.1450ISI: 000376213700006PubMedID: 27128476Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84977444442Local ID: 21036OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mau-854DiVA, id: diva2:1397530
Available from: 2020-02-27 Created: 2020-02-27 Last updated: 2024-04-08Bibliographically approved

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