Methodology research

Ongoing development and validation of clinical and laboratory methods and measurements is an focus area for PMR-C. PMR-C has contributed significantly to the development of reliable, valid and responsive assessment procedures, including patient-reported outcome measures, functional performance and specific structural assessments, such as strength, power, motor control, gait analysis and flexibility measures. These measures have improved our understanding of existing functional deficits related to specific patient groups, such as in patients with: hip fractures, athletic hip and groin injury, shoulder impingement, hip and knee replacement, cerebral palsy and  lower limb amputation.New methods also include the development of new and specific interventions, equipment and strategies to improve the use of exercise as physical medicine in research and clinical settings.

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.

Jakobsen TL, Kehlet H, Bandholm T (2013). Reliability of the 6-minute walk test after total knee arthroplasty. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 21: 2625-2628.

Rathleff MS, Bandholm T, Ahrendt P, Olesen JL, Thorborg K (2014). Novel stretch-sensor technology allows quantification of adherence and quality of home-exercises: a validation study. Br J Sports Med 48: 724-728.

Serner A, Jakobsen MD, Andersen LL, Hölmich P, Sundstrup E, Thorborg K (2014). EMG evaluation of hip adduction exercises for soccer players: implications for exercise selection in prevention and treatment of groin injuries. Br J Sports Med 48: 1108-1114.