Despite widespread acceptance and clinical use of the Kujala Anterior Knee Pain Scale (AKPS) in orthopedics and sports medicine, few. ANTERIOR KNEE PAIN SCALE (AKPS) – KUJALA. Age Min: 11; Age Max: ; Questions: 13; Language and Cultural Adaptations: N/A; Anatomic Region: Knee . PDF | To translate and validate the Kujala Anterior Knee Pain Scale (AKPS) in patients who have undergone total knee arthroplasty (TKA) or.
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See Myer et al. Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Analysis of patient-reported anterior knee pain scale: The current study is not without limitations.
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. The current project was part of a prospective, epidemiologic investigation that included a population of healthy, asymptomatic, and minimally symptomatic study participants. Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Despite widespread acceptance and clinical use of the Aanterior 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 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. Anteriro records of adolescent girls Barber Foss3 Timothy E. Second, Spearman-rho paih coefficients were used to estimate the equivalence of scales between the 6-item brief forms with their longer, item forms. Analysis of outcome measures for persons with patellofemoral pain: 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.
The records of female athletes Among athletes who changed state over the course of the season healthy to injured or injured to healthythe AKPS appeared to over-estimate the number of healthy athletes with knee pain false positive more often than it injured athletes as healthy false-negative. Support Center Support Center. 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 jnee in large samples of adolescents leaves an important gap in the pediatric sports medicine literature.
Reliability was estimated using internal consistency, equivalence across forms, and standard error of measurement; validity was evaluated using percent correct classification rates at both pre- and post-season evaluations.
The AKPS was initially designed for use in clinical settings with symptomatic knee pain patients. Three different types of reliability internal consistency, equivalence across forms, standard error of measurement and one scaale of validity criterion-related were estimated for the AKPS in the current sample.
Discussion The Kujala AKPS, is a well-recognized and highly respected instrument used within the fields of orthopedics and sports medicine. Four different approaches to scoring and scale reduction of the AKPS were evaluated, including the original, ordinal anterilr form, a modified, ordinal 6-item form, a modified, dichotomous item form, and a modified, dichotomous 6-item form.
Physical Therapy in Sport. Sclae 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. Open in a separate window. No studies to date appear to have taken a comprehensive view of reliability assessment and none has been conducted using pediatric or adolescent samples.
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In the case of a prospective epidemiologic study, when kujaala over thousands of athletes, this could mean a tremendous savings to the athletes, the clinicians, and medical and educational systems more broadly.
The dichotomously scored items manifested identical classification rates to those of the ordinal response format. All analyses were descriptive in nature, used a pre-specified statistical analysis plan approved by the entire team, and computed using SAS v9. Outcome measures in patellofemoral pain syndrome: Knee oain, sports traumatology, arthroscopy: Whereas the 6-item form had identical classification rates to the item form, one may be able to screen at similar accuracy and reliability levels with the shorter form, thereby saving valuable time for clinical care and intervention.
Conceived and designed the experiments: Shorter instruments with identical psychometric properties can offer clinicians and researchers tremendous advantages, which may include significantly increased study recruitment and decreased study dropout.
The study was a secondary analysis of prospective epidemiologic data using established scale validation methods. The purpose of this study was to describe and report on the reliability and validity of the AKPS using both the original item form and a more concise 6-item form among a sample of high-school female athletes.
It will be important for additional research kjala be mnee with this instrument, to administer the scale in its various forms to the athletes prior to additional use, and to athletes representing broader segments of the U. 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.
Three different sets of reliability estimates were computed for the AKPS for the entire sample of research participants: Materials and Methods Sample The records of adolescent girls Dutch translation of the Kujala Anterior Knee Pain Scale and validation in patients after knee arthroplasty. Statistical Analyses Three different sets of reliability estimates were computed for the AKPS for the entire sample of research participants: Kujqla 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.
Chinese translation and validation of the Kujala scale for patients with patellofemoral pain. Antreior Mar 14; Accepted Jun 1.