Outcome measures

Development and validation of clinical outcome measures is important in high quality research. Development of reliable, valid and responsive outcome measures, including patient-reported outcome measures, functional performance and specific structural assessments in both symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals are continously performed at PMR-C. Extensive and standardised descriptions of how to use these measures are of high priority to enable others to adopt these measures, so that outcomes can be compared between studies.

Selected papers
Thorborg K, Hölmich P, Christensen R, Petersen J, Roos EM (2011). The Copenhagen Hip and Groin Outcome Score (HAGOS): development and validation according to the COSMIN checklist. Br J Sports Med 45: 478-491.

Thorborg K, Petersen J, Magnusson SP, Hölmich P (2010). Clinical assessment of hip strength using a hand-held dynamometer is reliable. Scand J Med Sci Sports 20: 493-501.

Jakobsen TL, Kehlet H, Bandholm T (2012). Reliability of the 6-minute walk test after total knee arthroplasty. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc (Epub ahead of print).