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OCCURRENCE OF MYOFASCIAL PAIN DYSFUNCTION SYNDROME AMONGST HEALTH SCIENCE STUDENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI

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Clinical presentations of psychogenic pain (Temporomandibular Joint) Dysfunction
pain/neuralgia; atypical odontalgia; oral ulceration. include Myofascial Pain
Syndrome; atypical facial dysaethesia and factitious.After toothache the most common other facial pain arises In the
temporamandibular joints and facial muscles. This is of particular concern to all health care personnel and more so, to dentists.
Knowledge about its etiology and pathogenesis remains hazy. This is so despite the need to have a clear and true knowledge of the problem as it
occurs locally in order for the health planners in Kenya to lay down proper strategies for its prevention and treatment.
A descriptive cross-sectional study will be done among health SCIence students at the University of Nairobi, College of Health-Sciences, using
the calculated sample size of 368. Systematic random sampling will be used to select the respondents. A questionnaire with close-ended question
will be used to collect the data.

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