- Symptom reporting in temporomandibular joint clicking; Some theoretical considerations.
- Journal of Craniomandibular Disorder Facial Oral Pain
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- Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG)
- Psychology Research Institute (PsyRes)
Analysis of research on psychological aspects of temporomandibular disorders suggests that self-reports of symptoms do not constitute reliable instruments for the measurement of physiological processes. In TMJ clicking, the actual physiological signal can be measured and compared with self-reports of the sounds. In this article a model is presented to describe perception, interpretation, and reporting of TMJ sounds. Three questionnaires are presented that measure aspects of these psychological processes. Recommendations are made for future research. "