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The 5-part questionnaire was designed as a quick check to see if someone has or may have had hypermobility (Hakim and Grahame, 2003). It has been used in clinics and in research and has been translated for use in several languages and tested in several countries (Glans et al., 2020).
There are two other tools that clinicians use in contemporary clinical practice and research. One assesses hypermobility in the arm (Nicholson and Chan, 2018), and the other hypermobility in the leg and foot (Ferrari et al., 2005 (children), Myer et al., 2017 (adults)).
Experts encourage clinicians to look more broadly than just testing the Beighton Score in a person presenting with local or widespread injuries and joint pain that they suspect may be related to hypermobility. However, while tools like the upper and lower limb assessments are important and helpful to the more expert clinician or researcher, they are complex and require skill. Most clinicians wishing to screen someone for hypermobility need quicker and more simple guidance.
Recently the hEDS/HSD Working Group of the International Consortium on Ehlers-Danlos syndromes and hypermobility spectrum disorders (IC-EDS and HSD, 2022) did an audit to determine which tests in the upper and lower limb tools most strongly suggest generalized joint hypermobility. Their findings are currently being studied in more detail. The aim is to determine whether adding specific extra tests (particularly ones that assess the shoulder, wrist, ankle, and toes) helps clinicians identify people with generalized hypermobility in ways that are better than only relying on the Beighton score.
Glans, M., Humble, M.B., Elwin, M. et al. Self-rated joint hypermobility: the five-part questionnaire evaluated in a Swedish non-clinical adult population. BMC Musculoskelet Disord 21, 174 (2020). -020-3067-1
Meyer, K.J., Chan, C., Hopper, L. et al. Identifying lower limb specific and generalised joint hypermobility in adults: validation of the Lower Limb Assessment Score. BMC Musculoskelet Disord 18, 514 (2017). (Free to download) 2b1af7f3a8