Objectives: Individuals with joint hypermobility (JH) constitute a sensitive group with regard to musculoskeletal problems. This study aimed to investigate whether females with generalized joint hypermobility (GJH) are at risk of hypovitaminosis D compared with non-GJH female participants and whether there is a relationship between vitamin D levels, Beighton score and musculoskeletal complaints.
Methods: In this cross-sectional, descriptive and case-control study, 76 female participants aged 18-25 years were included. The Beighton score with a cut-off of 4/9 was applied for defining GJH. In addition, serum biochemical (the enzymatic colorimetric method) and hormonal (the electrochemiluminescence method) parameters were evaluated.
Results: The mean serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) levels of GJH (n = 38) and non-GJH (n = 38) groups were 15.70 ± 7.96 ng/mL and 16.80 ± 5.45 ng/mL, respectively. There was no statistically significant difference between the groups in terms of biochemical and hormonal parameters. We found vitamin D deficiency in 89.5% of participants with GJH, and 84.2% of controls. There was no correlation between vitamin D, Brighton criteria, and musculoskeletal complaints.
Conclusion: The female participants with GJH showed similar frequency of musculoskeletal complaints and similar low level of 25(OH)D in relation to controls.
|Subjects||Health Care Sciences and Services|
|Journal Section||Original Articles|
Publication Date: July 4, 2019
|EndNote||%0 The European Research Journal Is there a difference in 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels between female university students with and without joint hypermobility? %A Filiz Tuna , Hande Özdemir , Derya Demirbağ Kabayel , Zeynep Banu Doğanlar %T Is there a difference in 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels between female university students with and without joint hypermobility? %D 2019 %J The European Research Journal %P -2149-3189 %V 5 %N 4 %R doi: 10.18621/eurj.411056 %U 10.18621/eurj.411056|