Sociodemographic Profile of Elderly People with Temporomandibular Disorder and Depression in Combination with Parkinson's Disease


  • Raíssa Barreto Tavares
  • Jonatas Silva de Oliveira
  • Patrícia Fernanda Faccio
  • Maria das Graças Wanderley de Sales Coriolano
  • Nadja Maria Jorge Asano
  • Carla Cabral dos Santos Accioly Lins


Parkinsonian Disorders, Temporomandibular Joint Disorders, Behavioral Symptoms


Objective: To describe the sociodemographic profile of elderly people with temporomandibular disorder and depression in Parkinson's disease cases. Material and Methods: It is a cross-sectional cohort cut study, which used secondary data from 124 elderly people with Parkinson’s disease (PD). To diagnose temporomandibular disorder (TMD), the Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (RDC/TMD) questionnaire was used, and the variables studied were: age, sex, race, education, marital status, family income, stage of the disease, and depression. The statistical analysis performed was descriptive and used absolute numbers and a frequency count. Results: After the application of the eligibility criteria, the patient records of 81 elderly people with Parkinson’s disease were selected; 15 presented associated TMD and depression. The average age was 69 years old; 66.67% were male; 46.67% had more than 9 years of schooling; 60% were married or had a partner; 53.33% received between 1 and 2 minimum wages; 33.33% stated they were brown; 80% were in the moderate stage of the disease; 46.66% were in group II according to the RDC/TMD, presenting disk displacement; and 53.33% presented severe depression. Conclusion: It was verified that the elderly people with Parkinson’s and associated TMD and depression were male, married or with a partner, on a low income, with nine or more years of schooling, and were in the moderate stage of the disease.


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Tavares, R. B. ., Oliveira, J. S. de ., Faccio, P. F. ., Coriolano, M. das G. W. de S. ., Asano, N. M. J. ., & Lins, C. C. dos S. A. . (2021). Sociodemographic Profile of Elderly People with Temporomandibular Disorder and Depression in Combination with Parkinson’s Disease. Pesquisa Brasileira Em Odontopediatria E Clínica Integrada, 21, e0169. Retrieved from



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