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Article: The consequences of orofacial pain symptoms: A population-based study in Hong Kong

TitleThe consequences of orofacial pain symptoms: A population-based study in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsEpidemiology
Impact
Orofacial
Pain
Treatment seeking
Issue Date2008
PublisherBlackwell Munksgaard. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/COM
Citation
Community Dentistry And Oral Epidemiology, 2008, v. 36 n. 5, p. 417-424 How to Cite?
AbstractObjectives: To investigate the impacts associated with orofacial pain symptoms among adult Chinese people in Hong Kong. Associations between impacts, pain characteristics and professional treatment seeking behaviour were explored. Methods: A cross-sectional, population-based study was conducted using a telephone survey method. A sample of Cantonese-speaking Chinese people aged 18 years and over living in Hong Kong was interviewed. The questionnaire incorporated questions on recent orofacial pain experience and characteristics. Respondents with orofacial pain symptoms were asked about the consequences of the pain on various aspects of daily life and whether they had sought treatment for the pain. Results: Of the 1222 survey respondents, 41.6% reported some form of orofacial pain. 79.3% of those who reported orofacial pain and about one-third of the total sample had experienced at least one impact. The most common impact was worried about oral and dental health (59.8%) followed by avoided certain food (50.4%). Respondents with toothache were found to be more likely to have experienced all the impacts investigated (OR range: 2.048-3.309). People who had stayed in bed more than usual (OR = 2.342), experienced sleep disturbance (OR = 2.149), and worried about their oral and dental health (OR = 2.851) were more likely to seek professional treatment. Conclusions: The adverse impact of orofacial pain on the well-being of the adult population of Hong Kong was substantial. Despite this, treatment seeking was low with a high level of untreated orofacial pain symptoms. © 2008 The Authors.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/58145
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.233
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.111
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Funding AgencyGrant Number
Committee for Research and Conference Grant (CRCG)
University of Hong Kong
Funding Information:

The study was supported by a grant from the Committee for Research and Conference Grant (CRCG), The University of Hong Kong. The authors are thankful to the interviewers and staff from the Social Science Research Centre, The University of Hong Kong in conducting the survey and assisted with the data entry and cleaning.

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dc.contributor.authorWong, MCMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMcMillan, ASen_HK
dc.contributor.authorZheng, Jen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, CLKen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-31T03:24:33Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-31T03:24:33Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_HK
dc.identifier.citationCommunity Dentistry And Oral Epidemiology, 2008, v. 36 n. 5, p. 417-424en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0301-5661en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/58145-
dc.description.abstractObjectives: To investigate the impacts associated with orofacial pain symptoms among adult Chinese people in Hong Kong. Associations between impacts, pain characteristics and professional treatment seeking behaviour were explored. Methods: A cross-sectional, population-based study was conducted using a telephone survey method. A sample of Cantonese-speaking Chinese people aged 18 years and over living in Hong Kong was interviewed. The questionnaire incorporated questions on recent orofacial pain experience and characteristics. Respondents with orofacial pain symptoms were asked about the consequences of the pain on various aspects of daily life and whether they had sought treatment for the pain. Results: Of the 1222 survey respondents, 41.6% reported some form of orofacial pain. 79.3% of those who reported orofacial pain and about one-third of the total sample had experienced at least one impact. The most common impact was worried about oral and dental health (59.8%) followed by avoided certain food (50.4%). Respondents with toothache were found to be more likely to have experienced all the impacts investigated (OR range: 2.048-3.309). People who had stayed in bed more than usual (OR = 2.342), experienced sleep disturbance (OR = 2.149), and worried about their oral and dental health (OR = 2.851) were more likely to seek professional treatment. Conclusions: The adverse impact of orofacial pain on the well-being of the adult population of Hong Kong was substantial. Despite this, treatment seeking was low with a high level of untreated orofacial pain symptoms. © 2008 The Authors.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherBlackwell Munksgaard. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/COMen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofCommunity Dentistry and Oral Epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subjectEpidemiologyen_HK
dc.subjectImpacten_HK
dc.subjectOrofacialen_HK
dc.subjectPainen_HK
dc.subjectTreatment seekingen_HK
dc.subject.meshActivities of Daily Livingen_HK
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_HK
dc.subject.meshAdulten_HK
dc.subject.meshAnxiety - etiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshBed Rest - adverse effectsen_HK
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studiesen_HK
dc.subject.meshEducational Statusen_HK
dc.subject.meshFacial Pain - complicationsen_HK
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshFood Preferencesen_HK
dc.subject.meshHong Kongen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshIncomeen_HK
dc.subject.meshLogistic Modelsen_HK
dc.subject.meshMaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_HK
dc.subject.meshPatient Acceptance of Health Care - statistics & numerical dataen_HK
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen_HK
dc.subject.meshSickness Impact Profileen_HK
dc.subject.meshSleep Disorders - etiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshYoung Adulten_HK
dc.titleThe consequences of orofacial pain symptoms: A population-based study in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailWong, MCM: mcmwong@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailMcMillan, AS: annemcmillan@hku.hken_HK
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