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Volume 27 , Issue 1
Winter 2013

Pages 51-60

Systematic Review of Reliability and Diagnostic Validity of Joint Vibration Analysis for Diagnosis of Temporomandibular Disorders

Sonia Sharma, BDS, MS/Heidi C. Crow, DMD, MS/W. D. McCall, Jr, PhD/Yoly M. Gonzalez, DDS, MS, MPH

PMID: 23424720
DOI: 10.11607/jop.972

Aims: To conduct a systematic review of papers reporting the reliability and diagnostic validity of the joint vibration analysis (JVA) for diagnosis of temporomandibular disorders (TMD). Methods: A search of Pubmed identified English-language publications of the reliability and diagnostic validity of the JVA. Guidelines were adapted from applied STAndards for the Reporting of Diagnostic accuracy studies (STARD) to evaluate the publications. Results: Fifteen publications were included in this review, each of which presented methodological limitations. Conclusion: This literature is unable to provide evidence to support the reliability and diagnostic validity of the JVA for diagnosis of TMD. J OROFAC PAIN 2013;27:5160. doi: 10.11607/jop.972

Key words: joint vibration analysis, temporomandibular disorders, temporomandibular joint, systematic review

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