Sample Report

Below is an example report generated by taking the TMJ Scale Test


TMJ Scale Report - Patient Version™

This report is based on a comparison of your scores with patients having temporomandibular disorders ("TMJ"). Although usually quite accurate, the results of this report should not be considered conclusive, nor can it make a definite diagnosis. The report statements are only suggestive and only a dentist familiar with "TMJ" can conduct a thorough evaluation and diagnose your problem.
ID # 78 .....Explanation
Report Confidence: acceptable .....Explanation
Your responses are very similar to those of patients having temporomandibular disorders ("TMJ"). The probability of your having "TMJ" therefore appears high. You seem to have significant problems with pain in your muscles and your jaw joint, pain on pressing your muscles and your jaw joint, your jaw joint making noises and not working correctly and limited jaw movement. You seem to have a borderline possibility of a problem with your bite feeling off. An evaluation by a dentist who treats "TMJ" is suggested. .....Explanation
Your responses also suggest that another problem, different from "TMJ", is not probable. However, only a clinician can tell for sure. Your level of emotional distress appears low. The amount of stress you are experiencing seems high. .....Explanation
The Ranks for your scale scores show how severe your problems are relative to female patients with "TMJ". A rank of 50 means that you are exactly in the middle, i.e. half the TMJ patients have scores above yours and half have scores below. A rank of 80 means that 80 out of 100 TMJ patients have scores below yours. The Ranks for your scale scores are:
% Rank Relative to Female
Patients with "TMJ"
Severity of "TMJ" problem67yes
Pain on pressing muscles/jaw joint71yes
Bite feeling off31borderline
Improper function of jaw joint91yes
Limited jaw movement92yes
Non-TMJ problem18no
Emotional Distress9no
Tendency for chronic problem****
** = % Rank, significance and text were not reported because too many answers were left blank.
Regardless of the statements in this report, whenever you have symptons or concerns you should always consult your dentist or doctor and obtain professional help.

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