KUJALA ANTERIOR KNEE PAIN SCALE PDF

Dagami Analysis of outcome measures for persons with patellofemoral pain: Physical Therapy in Sport. The study was a secondary analysis of prospective epidemiologic data using established scale validation methods. Current AKPS data using the reduced 6-item form appears to offer highly similar reliability indices to the original but longer item form when either the ordinal or the knee response option formats are considered. More research is needed to confirm these findings across ages, sexes and various activity levels.

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All relevant data are within the paper and its Supporting Information files. Despite widespread acceptance and clinical use of the Kujala Anterior Knee Pain Scale AKPS in orthopedics and sports medicine, few studies have reported on its reliability and no such studies have concentrated on child or adolescent samples exclusively, segments of the population for which this instrument is often used. The purpose of the current study was to describe and report on the reliability and validity of the AKPS for use with high school female athletes participating in interscholastic athletics.

The study was a secondary analysis of prospective epidemiologic data using established scale validation methods. The records of female athletes Four different approaches to scoring and scale reduction of the AKPS were evaluated, including the original, ordinal item form, a modified, ordinal 6-item form, a modified, dichotomous item form, and a modified, dichotomous 6-item form.

Three different types of reliability internal consistency, equivalence across forms, standard error of measurement and one type of validity criterion-related were estimated for the AKPS in the current sample. The Kujala AKPS is a valid and reliable measure of anterior knee pain and appropriate for use as an epidemiologic screening tool with adolescent female athletes.

Introduction Within the fields of orthopedics and sports medicine, the Kujala Anterior Knee Pain Scale AKPS [ 1 ], has been widely used to identify and study the prevalence of patellofemoral knee pain.

However, despite its widespread acceptance clinically, relatively few studies have reported on its technical properties with pediatric patients. Only two studies have focused on the measurement properties of patellofemoral pain instruments, in general [ 2 , 3 ], and only one study has focused on the technical properties of the AKPS, specifically [ 4 ]. Whereas Bennel et al.

No studies to date appear to have taken a comprehensive view of reliability assessment and none has been conducted using pediatric or adolescent samples. Even the two studies that used translations into other languages were done using adult groups and with specific disease states [ 5 , 6 ].

This lack of evidence regarding the AKPS in the professional literature, and its potential to provide clinicians with specific reliability information on the symptomatic evaluation of anterior knee pain in large samples of adolescents leaves an important gap in the pediatric sports medicine literature. Consequently, the purpose of this study was to describe and report on the reliability and validity of the AKPS with adolescent female athletes participating in interscholastic athletics.

Materials and Methods Sample The records of adolescent girls The study was designed to assess patellofemoral pain in a diverse, non-clinical sample of adolescent female athletes who participated in three interscholastic sports programs, namely basketball, soccer, and volleyball, within a single school district in rural Kentucky 3.

See Myer et al. Participants 18 years of age and older signed an adult written consent form. Instrument The Kujala AKPS [ 1 ] is a item screening instrument designed to assess patellofemoral pain in adolescents and young adults, with a variable ordinal response format. Total scores range from 0 to Myer et al. Second, Spearman-rho correlation coefficients were used to estimate the equivalence of scales between the 6-item brief forms with their longer, item forms.

Traditional test-retest reliability analyses were not deemed appropriate given the changing nature of the samples with respect to injuries, the length and complexity of seasons with respect to additional sports and activities, as well as the restricted nature of the scores for segments of the sample e. Throughout all analyses described here, the original item long form of the AKPS was evaluated as well as the 6-item short form identified by Myer et al.

All analyses were descriptive in nature, used a pre-specified statistical analysis plan approved by the entire team, and computed using SAS v9. Response Options.

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Combien de temps cela va-t-il me prendre? Harvie et coll. Le score est simple et obtenu en cinq minutes. Patient- and clinician-rated outcome measures for clinical decision making in rehabilitation.

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Dajora The analyses performed here were performed with modifications to the scoring system after the instrument had been administered. Discussion The Kujala AKPS, is a well-recognized and highly respected instrument used within the fields of orthopedics and sports medicine. Materials and Methods Sample The records of adolescent girls This lack of evidence regarding the AKPS in the professional literature, and its potential to provide clinicians with specific reliability information on the symptomatic evaluation of anterior knee pain in large samples of adolescents leaves an important gap in the pediatric sports medicine literature. Please review our privacy policy. Conclusion Current AKPS data using the reduced 6-item form appears to offer highly similar reliability indices to the original but longer item form when either the ordinal or the dichotomized response option formats are considered.

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