Manual Therapy in the Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders: A Protocol for a Systematic Review

측두하악 장애 치료를 위한 수기치료에 대한 체계적 고찰의 프로토콜

  • Kim, Hyungsuk (Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University) ;
  • Jung, Jae-Young (Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University) ;
  • Chung, Seok-Hee (Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University)
  • 김형석 (경희대학교 한방재활의학과) ;
  • 정재영 (경희대학교 한방재활의학과) ;
  • 정석희 (경희대학교 한방재활의학과)
  • Received : 2015.09.16
  • Accepted : 2015.10.06
  • Published : 2015.10.31


Objectives This systematic review will analyse randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of manual therapy in patients with temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) to evaluate the efficacy of this approach. Methods RCTs will be identified in the following ten databases based on searches starting with their inception: MEDLINE, EMBASE, CENTRAL, four Korean databases as KoreaMed, DBPIA, NDSL, and RISS and three Chinese databases as CNKI, VIP and Wanfang. The quality of these studies will be analysed using the Cochrane risk of bias. A meta-analysis will be conducted, and subgroup analysis will be considered if comparatively large heterogeneity is detected. Conclusions We plan to publish this systematic review in a peer-reviewed journal. Findings from this review may contribute to the treatment process in clinical situations. Trial registration number: PROSPERO 2015: CRD42015024090


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