Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2011 Nov 9;(11):CD008456. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD008456.pub2.
SourceOral Health Unit,
BACKGROUND:Psychosocial factors have a role in the onset of chronic orofacial pain. However, current management involves invasive therapies like occlusal adjustments and splints which lack an evidence base.
OBJECTIVES:To determine the efficacy of non
SEARCH METHODS:The following electronic databases were searched: the Cochrane Oral Health Group Trials Register (to
SELECTION CRITERIA:Randomised controlled trials which included non
DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS:Data were independently extracted in duplicate. Trial authors were contacted for details of randomisation and loss to follow
MAIN RESULTS:Seventeen trials were eligible for inclusion into the review. Psychosocial interventions improved long
There is weak evidence to support the use of psychosocial interventions for chronic orofacial pain. Although significant effects were observed for outcome measures where pooling was possible, the studies were few in number and had high risk of bias. However, given the non