Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Romanian knee disability and osteoarthritis outcome score for joint replacement (KOOSJR). BMC Musculoskelet Disord 21, 155 (2020).

Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Romanian knee disability and osteoarthritis outcome score for joint replacement (KOOSJR)

Florescu, S., Vermesan, D., Haragus, H. et al.
Knee

Aim

To perform validation of the Romanian Knee disability and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score for Joint Replacement (KOOSJR).

Method

Ninety-six patients (101 knees) with advanced osteoarthritis (OA) scheduled for total knee replacement completed Romanian translations of KOOSJR and IKDC (International Knee Documentation Committee – subjective knee form) and Euroqol EQ-5D-5 L, and the treating physician completed the original knee society score (KSS).

Results

Average age was 66.4 (range 50–83) years and male to female ratio 1:3.76. There was moderate correlation between the test-retest (average 4 days) KOOSJR (r = 0.618, n = 45) and IKDC (r = − 0.671, n = 99), weak between KOOSJR and EQ-5D-5 L Index (r = − 0.431, n = 100) and VAS (r = − 0.364, n = 99) and very weak to KSS score (r = − 0.133, n = 98) and function (r = − 0.072, n = 97) For the first KOOSJR, Cronbach’s alpha was 0.816 and intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) 0.816 (95% CI 0.755–0.866) for average measures. For the retest, Cronbach’s alpha was 0.841 (95% CI 0.760–0.903) for averages.

Conclusion

The Romanian Knee disability and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score for Joint Replacement (KOOSJR) is a valid, reliable, consistent and reproducible clinical score for patients with OA requiring arthroplasty.


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