Impact of catastrophizing on pain during orthodontic treatment

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Edition V25N01 | Year 2020 | Editorial Original Article | Pages 64 to 69

Eduardo Oliveira da Costa, Marco Nassar Blagitz e David Normando.

Objective: This study proposed to investigate the influence of catastrophizing and others factors related to pain during
orthodontic treatment. Methods: 27 patients with 0.022 x 0.028-in Straight-wire brackets were evaluated during alignment and leveling phase
with nickel-titanium wires. Visual Analog Scales measured the intensity of orthodontic pain at six moments after a
clinical appointment: 6 first hours; 1, 2, 3, 5, and 7 days. Multiple linear regression and stepwise approach assessed the
influence of the following variables on pain: catastrophizing, sex, age, duration of treatment, clinical appointment time
(morning or afternoon), and wire diameter.

Pain, Orthodontic, Catastrophizing.

Costa EO, Blagitz MN, Normando D. Impact of catastrophizing on pain during orthodontic treatment. Dental Press J Orthod. 2020 Jan-Feb;25(1):64-9.

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