The effectiveness of interventions focused on functional stability on the level of pain in patients with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome compared to general exercise: a systematic review protocol

Dorte Buch Holtze, Christina Jessen-Winge, Karsten Bruun Hansen

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Abstract

The objective of this review is to identify what effect a systematic intervention focused on functional stability has on the level of pain (measured by pain scales) in patients with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS) compared to general exercise.
This review will consider studies that include adults, adolescents and children with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome diagnosed using the Brighton criteria. The Brighton criteria for JHS include two major or and/or eight minor criteria in different combination. The two major Brighton criteria are a Beighton score ≥4 out of 9 (either currently or historically) and arthralgia in ≥4 joints for more than 3 months while the 8 minor criteria are; considering a lower Beighton- and arthralgia score, dislocation/subluxation in one or more joints, soft tissue rheumatism, Marfanoid habitus, abnormal skin, eye signs and varicose veins, hernia or uterine/rectal prolapse.
The diagnostic- and treatment procedure can be done in either an outpatient facility or a hospital.
Other diagnoses which present joint hypermobility and abnormal connective tissue formation as a part of the clinical picture, but are more malign will be excluded.
This review will consider studies that evaluate interventions that focus on functional stability in patients with JHS compared to general exercise.
This review will consider studies that include the following outcome measures:
The level of pain in patients with JHS, measured with pain scales.
Keywords:
functional stability; joint hypermobility syndrome; pain; physical therapy; treatment
Original languageDanish
JournalJBI Database of Systematic Reviews & Implementation Reports
Volume12
Pages (from-to)112-123
Number of pages11
ISSN2202-4433
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014

Keywords

  • pains

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