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Protocol - Toothache and Orofacial Pain

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The Expert Review Panel has not reviewed this measure yet.

Availability:

Publicly available

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?

______

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
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individualNo
Major equipmentNo
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collectionNo
Specialized trainingNo

Mode of Administration

Self-administered

Life Stage:

Adult

Specific Instructions:

None

Research Domain Information

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.

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 indicator2966637CDE Browser
Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC)Oral toothache orofacial pain proto62606-9LOINC

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_Multiple_Tooth_Pain_Biting_ChewingPX081501010000During the past 6 months, did you have a toothache more than once, when biting or chewing?4N/A
PX081501_Tooth_Pain_RatingPX081501020000On a scale of 1-10, where 1 is mild and 10 is severe, how would you rate this pain at its worst?4N/A
PX081501_Multiple_Jaw_Front_Ear_PainPX081501030000(During the past 6 months) Did you have pain in the jaw joint or in front of the ear more than once?4N/A
PX081501_Jaw_Front_Ear_Pain_ContinuousPX081501040000When you have this pain, does it come and go or is it continuous and uninterrupted?4N/A
PX081501_Jaw_Front_Ear_Pain_RatingPX081501050000On a scale of 1-10, where 1 is mild and 10 is severe, how would you rate this pain at its worst?4N/A
PX081501_Multiple_Face_Cheek_PainPX081501060000(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.4N/A
PX081501_Face_Cheek_Pain_RatingPX081501080000On a scale of 1-10, where 1 is mild and 10 is severe, how would you rate this pain at its worst?4N/A
PX081501_Face_Cheek_Pain_ContinuousPX081501070000When you have this pain, does it come and go or is it continuous and uninterrupted?4N/A