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dc.contributor.authorQvindesland, A
dc.contributor.authorJonsson, H
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-02T09:30:11Z
dc.date.available2009-01-02T09:30:11Z
dc.date.issued1999-10-01
dc.date.submitted2009-01-02
dc.identifier.citationRheumatology (Oxford). 1999, 38(10):1014-6en
dc.identifier.issn1462-0324
dc.identifier.pmid10534556
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/rheumatology/38.10.1014
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/46994
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links fielden
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: To examine the prevalence of articular hypermobility and its relationship to musculoskeletal pain in Icelandic 12-yr-olds, and to obtain baseline data for a prospective study on the subject. METHODS: A total of 267 12-yr-olds were examined for articular hypermobility by the Beighton criteria. The children also answered a questionnaire concerning musculoskeletal pain and injuries, sports and musical activity. RESULTS: The prevalence of hypermobility (defined as >/=4 Beighton criteria) was 40.5% in girls and 12.9% in boys. Despite slight trends for hypermobile subjects to be less active in sports and to report more joint pain, no correlation could be found between hypermobility and musculoskeletal symptoms. CONCLUSIONS: An unusually marked sex difference in hypermobility exists among Icelandic 12-yr-olds, but hypermobility does not seem to affect joint symptoms or leisure activities at this age.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen
dc.relation.urlhttp://rheumatology.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/38/10/1014en
dc.subject.meshAthletic Injuriesen
dc.subject.meshChilden
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshIcelanden
dc.subject.meshJoint Instabilityen
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshPainen
dc.subject.meshPrevalenceen
dc.subject.meshProspective Studiesen
dc.subject.meshRange of Motion, Articularen
dc.subject.meshSex Distributionen
dc.titleArticular hypermobility in Icelandic 12-year-oldsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1462-0332
dc.contributor.departmentLandspítalinn University Hospital, Reykjavík, Iceland.en
dc.identifier.journalRheumatology (Oxford, England)en
html.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: To examine the prevalence of articular hypermobility and its relationship to musculoskeletal pain in Icelandic 12-yr-olds, and to obtain baseline data for a prospective study on the subject. METHODS: A total of 267 12-yr-olds were examined for articular hypermobility by the Beighton criteria. The children also answered a questionnaire concerning musculoskeletal pain and injuries, sports and musical activity. RESULTS: The prevalence of hypermobility (defined as >/=4 Beighton criteria) was 40.5% in girls and 12.9% in boys. Despite slight trends for hypermobile subjects to be less active in sports and to report more joint pain, no correlation could be found between hypermobility and musculoskeletal symptoms. CONCLUSIONS: An unusually marked sex difference in hypermobility exists among Icelandic 12-yr-olds, but hypermobility does not seem to affect joint symptoms or leisure activities at this age.


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