Helkimos Indices and Frictions Craniomandibular Index in Korean Young Population

  • Kyoung-Ho Lee (Dept. of Oral Medicine and Oral Diagnosis, College of Dentistry, Seoul National University) ;
  • Keun-Kook Lee (Dept. of Oral Medicine and Oral Diagnosis, College of Dentistry, Seoul National Universit) ;
  • Young-Ku Kim (Dept. of Oral Medicine and Oral Diagnosis, College of Dentistry, Seoul National University)
  • Published : 1992.06.01

Abstract

To evaluate Helhimo's Anamnestic Dysfunction Index(AI), Helkimo's Clinical Dysfunction Index(HDI), and Friction's Craniomandibular Index(CMI) in Korean Young population, clinical examinations were performed in 207 dental college students who were healthy and had no evidence of the craniomandibular disorders. The obtained results were as follows; 1. The mean values of the Helkimo's Anamnestic Index(AI), Clinical Dysfunction Index(HDI), Fricton's Palpation Index(PI), Dysfunction Index(DI), and Craniomandibular Index(CMI) were 0.35, 0.71, 0.03, 0.05, and 0.04 in male subjects. 2. The mean values of the Helkimo's Anamnestic Index(AI), Clinical Dysfunction Index(HDI), Fricton's Palpation Index(PT), Dysfunction Index(DI), and Fricton's Craniomandibular Index(CMI) were 0.42, 0.72, 0.02, 0.04, and 0.03 in female subjects. 3. There was no statistically significant difference between male and female subjects in each parameter. 4. The palpation index(PI) observed in Korean Young Population was lower than that in American population.

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