Cross-cultural adaptation of research diagnostic criteria for temporomandibular disorders (RDC/TMD)

  • Yoly M. González Universidad Estatal de Nueva York en Búfalo
  • Yaritza Miranda-Rivera Universidad de Puerto Rico, Universidad Estatal de Nueva York
  • Irene Espinosa Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Keywords: Temporormandibular disorders, Validity and reliability, Hispanic Americans, Cross-cultural comparisons

Abstract

Introduction: the goal of this study was to establish the cross-cultural adaptation of Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (RDC/TMD). Methods: with a test-retest design, this study evaluated the psychometric properties of RDC/TMD in their Spanish version. Bilingual subjects were evaluated in order to test consistency between the Spanish and English versions of the instrument, including axis I (clinical conditions of TMD) and axis II (psychosocial aspects related to TMD). Results: the reliability of axis I test re-test for diagnosis classification was excellent (Kappa = 1,0). The reliability analysis of axis I test-retest for classifying different diagnoses was also excellent (Kappa = 1,0). Concerning axis II, the intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) was calculated for Graded Chronic Pain Scale (GCPS) (0,96) as well as for Jaw Disability Checklist (JDC) (0,77), depression (0,87), and nonspecific physical symptoms (0,98). Also, Cronbach’s Alpha for JDC was calculated (0,89). Spearman correlations among axis II reagents showed a median of correlation of 0.50 (0.293 to 0.856) with high values between JDC and GCPS. These correlations provide support for internal consistency of RDC/TMD in Spanish. Conclusion: the demonstrated validity and reliability of the RDC/TMD lie in thier psychometric properties. The cross-cultural adaptation of this instrument allows its use in Spanish-speaking populations for the assessment of the role of TMD in this population.

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Author Biographies

Yoly M. González, Universidad Estatal de Nueva York en Búfalo

DS, MS, MPH. State University of New York at Buffalo. Doctor Dental Surgery. Magister in Oral Sciences. Periodontics Specialist, Certifica-te in Orofacial Pain and Temporomandibular Disorders. MSc in Oral Health and Epidemiology. Assistant Professor and President of the Orofacial Pain / Temporomandibular Disorders Clinic, State University of New York at Buffalo.

Yaritza Miranda-Rivera, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Universidad Estatal de Nueva York

MD, MS Universidad de Puerto Rico, State University of New York at Buffalo Oral Sciences, University at Buffalo. Doctor Dental Surgery. Magister in Oral Sciences. Periodontics Specialist, Private Office

Irene Espinosa, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

DHS. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Professor-Researcher, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, México.

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Published
2014-01-13
How to Cite
González Y. M., Miranda-Rivera Y., & Espinosa I. (2014). Cross-cultural adaptation of research diagnostic criteria for temporomandibular disorders (RDC/TMD). Revista Facultad De Odontología Universidad De Antioquia, 25(1), 11-25. Retrieved from https://revistas.udea.edu.co/index.php/odont/article/view/13499