Project

Pain and autonomic dysfunction in the hypermobility type of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Duration
01 January 2012 → 30 June 2014
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Orthopaedics
    • Physiology
    • Orthopaedics
    • Physiology
    • Human movement and sports sciences
    • Rehabilitation sciences
    • Orthopaedics
    • Physiology
Keywords
autonomic function Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Hypermobility type pain
 
Project description

The aim of this research proposal is to assess the nature of pain, using a validated questionnaire (PainDetect) and physiological testing (Quantitative Sensory Testing), to assess autonomic function by means of a validated non-invasive test battery (Autonomic Reflex Screen) and finally to investigate an association between dysautonomia and pain in female patients with EDS-HT and matched healthy controls.