A Study on Stress and TMD Factor of University Student

대학생들의 스트레스와 악관절 장애 요인에 관한 연구

  • 임지선 (건양대학교 치위생학과) ;
  • 장소영 (건양대학교 치위생학과) ;
  • 장해진 (건양대학교 치위생학과) ;
  • 정제영 (건양대학교 치위생학과) ;
  • 강경희 (건양대학교 치위생학과)
  • Received : 2011.10.05
  • Accepted : 2011.12.08
  • Published : 2011.12.31


This paper examined the relationship between stress, the most potential cause among a variety of factors causing temporomandibular joint disorder, and temporomandibular joint disorder. In particular, this paper aimed to identify the temporomandibular joint disorder of those who were in their 20s, the age when temporomandibular joint disorder possibility increased. The survey was conducted by randomly selecting 120 college students who understood the purposes of this research and agreed to the survey from July 11 to 30, 2011. For the general features of the subjects, only gender showed any statistically significant difference. In the relationship between stress and habits related to temporomandibular joint disorder, the habit which the subjects had the most was "propping up of the chin", 64.4%. Five habits were observed the most frequently in the group with the highest stress. The habit of chewing on one side of the mouth showed the highest response as 81.5% in the group with high stress. Other habits showed similar results, about 60%.