Beighton score: a valid measure for generalized hypermobility in children.

Amanda Kirby, B Smits-Engelsman, M Klerks

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To evaluate the validity of the Beighton score as a generalized measure of hypermobility and to measure the prevalence of hypermobility and pain in a random population of school age children.Prospective study of 551 children attending various Dutch elementary schools participated; 47% were males (258) and 53% (293) females, age range was 6 to 12 years. Children's joints and movements were assessed according to the Beighton score by qualified physiotherapists and by use of goniometry measuring 16 passive ranges of motion of joints on both sides of the body.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119 - 123
Number of pages4
JournalThe Journal of Pediatrics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011


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