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Different cultures and their experiences of pain

Swedes have a higher threshold and longer tolerance to pain, research carried out on three cultures by Malmö University’s Faculty of Odontology has discovered.

The findings are published in the thesis, ‘Cross-cultural differences in patients with temporomandibular disorders-pain’, written by Mohammad H Al-Harthy. It is hoped that the thesis will aid the treatment of patients in an ever-globalised world.

The main idea behind the research was to gain a better understanding of the cultural differences in some issues relating to pain, particularly orofacial pain, which is felt in the jaw, mouth and face - prevalence varies from country to country

Read more on Malmö University website.

Tags: Health & Social Wellbeing, Research

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