Table 1.

Validated Questionnaire for Joint Hypermobility

  1. Can you now (or could you ever) place your hands flat on the floor without bending your knees?

  2. Can you now (or could you ever) bend your thumb to touch your forearm?

  3. As a child, did you amuse your friend by contorting your body into strange shapes or could you do the splits?

  4. As a child or teenager, did your kneecap or shoulder dislocate on more than one occasion?

  5. Do you consider yourself double jointed?

Adapted from Hakim and Grahame. R.1