Journal article

The Relationship Between Sociodemographic Characteristics and Clinical Features in Burning Mouth Syndrome

Daniela Adamo, Antonio Celentano, Elvira Ruoppo, Claudia Cucciniello, Giuseppe Pecoraro, Massimo Aria, Michele D Mignogna

Pain Medicine | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To compare sociodemographic and clinical characteristics in patients with burning mouth syndrome (BMS) and their relationship with pain. DESIGN: Cross-sectional clinical study. SETTING: University-Hospital. SUBJECTS: 75 BMS patients were enrolled. METHODS: The study was conducted between September 2011 and March 2012 at the "Federico II" University of Naples. Demographic characteristics and clinical information including age, sex, educational level, marital status, job status, age at disease onset, oral symptoms, and triggers were collected via questionnaire interviews. To assess pain intensity the visual analogue scale (VAS) was administered. Descriptive statistics were collected..

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