THU0718-HPR The psychosocial impact of joint hypermobility syndromeand ehlers-danlos syndrome (HYPERMOBILITY TYPE): a qualitative interview study

S.E. Bennett, S. Palmer, N. Walsh, T. Moss
2018 THURSDAY, 14 JUNE 2018   unpublished
Conclusions: SSc-patients have markedly reduced muscle endurance and muscle function compared with reference values and patients with moderate-endstage lung disease have reduced lower extremity muscle function compared to patients with no-mild lung disease. SSc-patients have slightly less AROM than controls and dcSSc-patients are more restricted than lcSSc. This study highlights the importance of identifying patients with an enhanced risk of developing severe muscle impairments. We suggest that
more » ... physiotherapists regularly assess muscle function using standardised tests and when needed initiate exercise to improve function
doi:10.1136/annrheumdis-2018-eular.2107 fatcat:mnplzskoonhf7c4pfjtdhn2rom