The relationship between benign joint hypermobility syndrome and psychological distress:a systematic review and meta-analysis

Smith, Toby O, Easton, Victoria, Bacon, Holly, Jerman, Emma, Armon, Kate, Poland, Fiona, Macgregor, Alex J and Macgregor, Alexander (2014) The relationship between benign joint hypermobility syndrome and psychological distress:a systematic review and meta-analysis. Rheumatology, 53 (1). pp. 114-22. ISSN 1462-0332

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Abstract

Objective. This study examines the reported evidence of an association between benign joint hypermobility syndrome (BJHS) and psychological symptoms. Methods. A systematic review of published (AMED, CINAHL, MEDLINE, EMBASE, PubMed, Cochrane Library) and unpublished research databases (OpenGrey, the World Health Organization (WHO) International Clinical Trials Registry Platform, Current Controlled Trials, the UK National Research Register Archive) was performed from their inception to January 2013. Studies assessing the prevalence and incidence of psychological conditions for people diagnosed with BJHS were included. Meta-analysis assessing the odds ratio (OR) and standardized mean difference in severity of psychological conditions was performed. Methodological quality was assessed using the Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) appraisal tools. Results. Fourteen papers including 3957 participants, 1006 people with and 2951 controls without BJHS were eligible. The overall methodological quality was moderate. The results indicated that people with BJHS experience significantly greater perceptions of fear and more intense fear (P

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2014 13:54
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 22:46
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/47217
DOI: 10.1093/rheumatology/ket317

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