Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) - Validation of a Swedish version

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Abstract

The Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) is a self-administered instrument measuring outcome after knee injury at impairment, disability, and handicap level in five subscales. Reliability, validity, and responsiveness of a Swedish version was assessed in 142 patients who underwent arthroscopy because of injury to the menisci, anterior cruciate ligament, or cartilage of the knee. The clinimetric properties were found to be good and comparable to the American version of the KOOS. Comparison to the Short Form-36 and the Lysholm knee scoring scale revealed expected correlations and construct validity. Item by item, symptoms and functional limitations were compared between diagnostic groups. High responsiveness was found three months after arthroscopic partial meniscectomy for all subscales but Activities of Daily Living.

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  • Orthopedics

Keywords

  • Anterior cruciate ligament, Knee, Meniscus, Osteoarthritis, Outcome, Reliability, Responsiveness, Validity
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)439-448
Number of pages10
JournalScandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
Volume8
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Dec
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes