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Protocol - Toothache and Orofacial Pain

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Description:

These interviewer-administered questions may be useful to assess toothaches and chronic orofacial pain during the past 6 months.

Protocol:

1. During the past 6 months, did you have a toothache more than once, when biting or chewing?

[ ] 1 Yes

[ ] 2 No (Go to question 3)

2. On a scale of 1–10, where 1 is mild and 10 is severe, how would you rate this pain at its worst?

______

3. (During the past 6 months) Did you have pain in the jaw joint or in front of the ear more than once?

[ ] 1 Yes

[ ] 2 No (Go to question 6)

4. When you have this pain, does it come and go or is it continuous and uninterrupted?

[ ] 1 Come and go

[ ] 2 Continuous/uninterrupted

[ ] 8 Other

[ ] 9 DK (Don't Know)

5. On a scale of 1–10, where 1 is mild and 10 is severe, how would you rate this pain at its worst?

_____

6. (During the past 6 months) Did you have a dull, aching pain across your face or cheek more than once? Do not count sinus pain.

[ ] 1 Yes

[ ] 2 No

7. When you have this pain, does it come and go or is it continuous and uninterrupted?

[ ] 1 Come and go

[ ] 2 Continuous/uninterrupted

[ ] 8 Other

[ ] 9 DK (Don't Know)

8. On a scale of 1–10, where 1 is mild and 10 is severe, how would you rate this pain at its worst?

______

Protocol Name from Source:

The Expert Review Panel has not reviewed this measure yet.

Availability:

Publicly available

Personnel and Training Required

The interviewer must be trained to conduct personal interviews with individuals from the general population. The interviewer must be trained and found to be competent (i.e., tested by an expert) at the completion of personal interviews.* The interviewer should be trained to prompt respondents further if a "don't know" response is provided.

*There are multiple modes to administer this question (e.g., paper-and-pencil and computer-assisted interviews).

Equipment Needs

None

Requirements
Requirement CategoryRequired
Major equipment No
Specialized training No
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection No
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual No
Mode of Administration

Interviewer-administered questionnaire

Life Stage:

Adult

Participants:

Participants ≥18 years old

Specific Instructions:

None

Selection Rationale

These questions from a national survey provide useful information about whether a person has had toothaches or orofacial pain in the past 6 months.

Language

English, Spanish

Standards
StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE) Person Toothache and Orofacial Pain indicator 2966637 CDE Browser
Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) Oral toothache orofacial pain proto 62606-9 LOINC
Process and Review

The Expert Review Panel has not reviewed this measure yet.

Source
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). (1989). National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), Orofacial Pain. Questions R1a (question 1); R4f (question 2); R4a, b, and f (questions 3–5); and R5a, b, and f (questions 6–8).
General References

None

Protocol ID:

81501

Variables:
Export Variables
Variable NameVariable IDVariable DescriptionVersiondbGaP Mapping
PX081501_Face_Cheek_Pain_Continuous PX081501070000 When you have this pain, does it come and go or is it continuous and uninterrupted? 4 N/A
PX081501_Face_Cheek_Pain_Rating PX081501080000 On a scale of 1-10, where 1 is mild and 10 is severe, how would you rate this pain at its worst? 4 N/A
PX081501_Jaw_Front_Ear_Pain_Continuous PX081501040000 When you have this pain, does it come and go or is it continuous and uninterrupted? 4 N/A
PX081501_Jaw_Front_Ear_Pain_Rating PX081501050000 On a scale of 1-10, where 1 is mild and 10 is severe, how would you rate this pain at its worst? 4 N/A
PX081501_Multiple_Face_Cheek_Pain PX081501060000 (During the past 6 months) Did you have a dull, aching pain across your face or cheek more than once? Do not count sinus pain. 4 N/A
PX081501_Multiple_Jaw_Front_Ear_Pain PX081501030000 (During the past 6 months) Did you have pain in the jaw joint or in front of the ear more than once? 4 N/A
PX081501_Multiple_Tooth_Pain_Biting_Chewing PX081501010000 During the past 6 months, did you have a toothache more than once, when biting or chewing? 4 N/A
PX081501_Tooth_Pain_Rating PX081501020000 On a scale of 1-10, where 1 is mild and 10 is severe, how would you rate this pain at its worst? 4 N/A
Research Domain Information
Measure Name:

Toothache and Orofacial Pain

Release Date:

December 30, 2009

Definition

A measure to assess toothache and chronic orofacial pain in the past 6 months.

Purpose

To assess the existence and severity of toothache and other orofacial pain. The history and anatomic location, in addition to considerations of acute versus chronic pain, are also addressed. The severity and chronicity of pain can affect other aspects of health.

Keywords

Oral health, Toothache, Oral pain, Facial pain, National Health Interview Survey