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Table 3 Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) symptoms and signs and bite force measurement of the two patients groups and controls

From: A case-control study about bite force, symptoms and signs of temporomandibular disorders in patients with idiopathic musculoskeletal pain syndromes

  Controls Fibromyalgia p Pain Amplification Syndrome p
TOTAL (n) 20 12   28  
TMD symptoms (%) 3 (15.0) 9(75) 0.001* 16(57.1) 0.003*
Pain on palpation(%) 6 (30.0) 12(100) 0.0001* 24(85.7) 0.0001*
Pain on function(%) 4 (20.0) 6(50) 0.102 10(35.7) 0.252
Bite force (mean) in N
 Anterior 143.3 154.6 0.629 133.3 0.527
 Right side 313.2 344.9 0.377 334.9 0.479
 Left side 314.7 343.7 0.444 357 0.157
  1. N Newton, TMD Temporomandibular Disorders
  2. *statistically significant difference at p ≤ .05