Appraisal of Clinical Practice Guidelines of Temporomandibular Disorders Using AGREE II (Appraisal of Guidelines for Research & Evaluation II)

AGREE II를 이용한 턱관절 장애의 국내외 기개발 임상진료지침의 평가

  • Received : 2017.09.14
  • Accepted : 2017.09.28
  • Published : 2017.10.31


Objectives This study is aimed to identify and evaluate the already developed clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and contribute to making decisions in developing Korean medicine CPG of TMD. Methods We searched electronic database and selected CPGs of TMD according to the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Then, we made appraisal of selected CPGs by using AGREE II (Appraisal of Guidelines for Research & Evaluation II). Results Four CPGs are included and appraised with AGREE II. Among 6 domains of AGREE II, all CPGs failed to score over 60% in four domains. Only one CPG mentioned acupuncture as an adjunctive treatment for myofascial TMD. Conclusions It is difficult to indicate that included CPGs are with sufficient quality to recommend and it appears not to be appropriate to apply these already developed CPGs in Korean medicine clinical fields. Therefore, developing a new Korean medicine clinical practice guideline of TMD is required.


Temporomandibular disorder;Clinical practice guideline;Appraisal of Guidelines for Research & Evaluation


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