Association Between Hypermobility and Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain (HAMS)
Study hypothesis:- Benign joint hyper mobility syndrome which persists into adulthood is a special type of benign joint hyper mobility which is more likely to predispose to chronic musculoskeletal pain.
Young Indian adults aged between 25 and 40 years who are blood donors or relatives of patients admitted as inpatient or presenting to the out patient department, in Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences will be enrolled, after excluding the exclusionary criteria. They will be assessed for the presence of chronic musculoskeletal pain using a validated self filled questionnaire. The primary investigator who will be blinded to their response will examine them for the presence of Benign Joint Hyper mobility Syndrome and for tender points suggestive of fibromyalgia.
Primary Objective:- To determine whether chronic musculoskeletal pain is associated with Hypermobility among Indian adults.
Study design:- Cross sectional survey
Myofascial Pain Syndromes
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
|Official Title:||A Study of Association Between Hypermobility And Chronic MusculoSkeletal Pain:a Pilot Study|
- To determine whether chronic musculoskeletal pain is associated with hypermobility among young Indian adults [ Time Frame: 3-6 months ]
- Determine whether hypermobility is associated with the presence of fibromyalgia in young Indian adults. [ Time Frame: 3-6 months ]
- Determine the prevalence of hypermobility among Indian adults [ Time Frame: 3-6 months ]
- Determine prevalence of fibromyalgia in young Indian adults [ Time Frame: 3-6 months ]
- Determine the prevalence of chronic musculoskeletal pain among young indian adults [ Time Frame: 3-6 months ]
- Determine the association between American College of Rheumatology criteria for definition of Fibromyalgia and Simplified intensity scale questionnaire definition of Fibromyalgia. [ Time Frame: 3-6 months ]
|Study Start Date:||December 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||March 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||March 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Young healthy Indian adults
Persons aged between 25 and 40 years of age who are relatives of patients being treated in Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (Inpatient or Outpatient) and voluntary blood donors at the same institute who are willing to participate in the study.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01032863
|Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences|
|Kochi, Kerala, India, 682041|
|Principal Investigator:||Sharath Kumar, MD||Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences|
|Study Director:||L Rajam, MD||Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences|