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Chris Carty
03-25-2003, 10:41 AM
Hi All,

Currently I am working with a group of orthopedic surgeons in Brisbane.
We are trying to assess which questionnaires are most commonly being used to
assess pre and post operative function of the knee.

I have conducted a literature review on the test-retest reliability,
validity and responsiveness for a number of questionnaires. The results
suggested that the International Knee Document Committees (IKDC - 2000)
Subjective Knee Evaluation Form, the Lysholm Knee Rating Scale, the American
Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) Knee Rating Scale and the Oxford Knee
Rating Scale were the most reliable, valid and responsive. It appears that
these scales provide better coverage in the areas of function, pain,
swelling, stability and locking.

In addition, relating to sports function, Marx et al (2000) published an
article suggesting their new activity rating scale was more valid and
reliable than the Tegner activity scale.

I was interested in gathering information on which questionnaires are most
commonly being used. If anyone is involved in pre and/or post operative
assessment could you please let me know which questionnaires you are
currently using to asses knee function.

A summary of results will be posted ASAP

Regards

Chris Carty




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