Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders and Joint Hypermobility: A School-based Study

Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders and Joint Hypermobility: A School-based Study ABSTRACTThe aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of joint hypermobility (JH) among school children with and without functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs). School children completed validated Rome III questionnaires to diagnose FGID. Each child diagnosed with an FGID was matched for age and sex with a healthy control. The prevalence of JH in both groups was compared. A total of 654 school children participated in the study. One hundred forty-eight (22.6%) children were diagnosed with an FGID. Data from 136 FGIDs and 136 healthy controls were analyzed. Joint laxity was assessed to establish the Beighton score (≥4 was considered JH). There was no significant difference in JH between children with and without diagnoses of FGIDs odds ratio (OR) 1.03 (95% confidence interval [CI]: 0.59–1.81, P = 0.89). Multivariate analysis showed that younger age OR 2.31 (95% CI: 1.30–4.10, P = 0.004) and female sex OR 2.27 (95% CI: 1.22–4.24, P = 0.009) were significantly associated with JH. JH is equally prevalent in school children with and without FGIDs. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition Wolters Kluwer Health

Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders and Joint Hypermobility: A School-based Study

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Wolters Kluwer
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Copyright © 2018 by European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition and North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
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0277-2116
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1536-4801
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10.1097/MPG.0000000000001724
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Abstract

ABSTRACTThe aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of joint hypermobility (JH) among school children with and without functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs). School children completed validated Rome III questionnaires to diagnose FGID. Each child diagnosed with an FGID was matched for age and sex with a healthy control. The prevalence of JH in both groups was compared. A total of 654 school children participated in the study. One hundred forty-eight (22.6%) children were diagnosed with an FGID. Data from 136 FGIDs and 136 healthy controls were analyzed. Joint laxity was assessed to establish the Beighton score (≥4 was considered JH). There was no significant difference in JH between children with and without diagnoses of FGIDs odds ratio (OR) 1.03 (95% confidence interval [CI]: 0.59–1.81, P = 0.89). Multivariate analysis showed that younger age OR 2.31 (95% CI: 1.30–4.10, P = 0.004) and female sex OR 2.27 (95% CI: 1.22–4.24, P = 0.009) were significantly associated with JH. JH is equally prevalent in school children with and without FGIDs.

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Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & NutritionWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Mar 1, 2018

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