A Study on pantronic PRI for Diagnosing TMJ Dysfunction

악관절 기능장애의 진단을 위한 Pantronic PRI에 관한 연구

  • 김관호 ;
  • 정성창
  • Published : 1986.03.01

Abstract

The author investigated the Pantronic PRI scores for detection of TMJ dysfunction using the Pantronic in 20 subjects who were male students of the school of dentistry, Seoul National University selected according to sampling criteria and came to the following conclusions. 1. According to the HDI, 20 subjects were divided into 2 groups, the DiO and the DiI, it was appeared that 45% of the subjects had some degree of TMJ dysfunction in each session. 2. According to the P-PRI, 20 subjects were categorized into 3 categories, the none, the slight and the moderate, it was appeared that 82% of the subjects had some degree of TMJ dysfunction in each session. 3. The ability of the P-PRI was more sensitive than that of the HDI in detection of TMJ dysfunction (p < 0.01). 4. The P-PRI scores were consistent within each session and among sessions. 5. The results suggested that the P-PRI, a measure of reproducibility of border tracings, could be an aid to detect TMJ dysfunction and could be used to assess the severity of TMJ dysfunction.

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