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Online TMD Diet Diary Research Project

Online TMD Diet Diary Research Project The TMJ Association received the following request from Professor Justin Durham and his research team at Newcastle University. We encourage TMJ patients to participate in this project as it is an under researched

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Online TMD Diet Diary Research Project

  • Nov 21, 2019

Online TMD Diet Diary Research Project

The TMJ Association received the following request from Professor Justin Durham and his research team at Newcastle University. We encourage TMJ patients to participate in this project as it is an under researched and important topic affecting the overall health of TMJ patients. Please know the results of this research project will be shared on our website and in our e-newsletter after it is completed.
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We are writing to you as you maybe interested in participating in our Temporomandibular research.

We are a team of researchers based at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom, and would like to extend an invitation to take part in some research we are conducting on the effects of temporomandibular disorders (TMD also known as "TMJ") on the diet of sufferers. Briefly, the study comprises of a questionnaire to learn more about you and your TMD, followed by the completion of a 3-day diet history. If you are interested in knowing more about our study, please send an email to us at: TMD.Diet.Study@newcastle.ac.uk indicating that you would like more information.

In order to help you decide whether to participate, we will respond by attaching a patient information sheet which contains further details about the proposed study, and then will send a link to an online consent form.

We have an interest in improving the understanding of TMD, and there is currently little known about the impact of TMD on the diet of sufferers. It is hoped this research will lead to improvements in the care offered to sufferers of TMD.

Many thanks in advance for your time,
David Edwards, Charlotte Bowes and Justin Durham

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