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.

Author: Mozil Malanris
Country: Hungary
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: History
Published (Last): 7 December 2014
Pages: 356
PDF File Size: 16.9 Mb
ePub File Size: 10.11 Mb
ISBN: 354-7-58905-559-8
Downloads: 98819
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Mugul

Outcome measures in patellofemoral pain syndrome: Participants 18 years of age and older signed an adult written consent form. Scoring of patellofemoral disorders. Variability associated with anterio errors of test scores was computed as follows: Statistical Analyses Three different sets of reliability estimates were computed for the AKPS for the entire sample of research participants: Standard error of measurement SEM Variability associated with the errors of test scores was computed as follows: The Kujala AKPS, is a well-recognized and highly respected instrument kuala within the fields of orthopedics and sports medicine.

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist. XLS Click here for additional data file.

Physical Therapy in Sport. However, the extent to which these findings generalize to athletes of other sports, in other grade levels, or in other U. Received Mar 14; Accepted Jun 1. The study was designed to assess patellofemoral pain in a diverse, non-clinical sample of adolescent female athletes who participated in three interscholastic sports programs, namely basketball, soccer, and volleyball, within a single school district in rural Kentucky 3. Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer.

The records of female athletes Three different types of reliability internal consistency, equivalence across forms, standard error of measurement and one type of validity criterion-related were estimated for the AKPS in the current sample.


The Kujala AKPS [ 1 ] is a item screening instrument designed to assess patellofemoral pain in adolescents and young adults, with a mujala ordinal response format. The purpose of this study was to describe and report on the reliability and anteriir of the AKPS using both the original item form and a more concise 6-item form among a sample of high-school female athletes.

Within the fields of orthopedics and sports medicine, the Kujala Anterior Knee Pain Scale AKPS [ 1 ], has been widely used to identify and study the prevalence of patellofemoral knee pain.

Measures of internal consistency were computed for both the item long form as well as the 6-item short form for both ordinal and dichotomously recoded response option formats: In the case of a prospective epidemiologic study, when spread over thousands of athletes, this could mean a tremendous savings to the athletes, the paln, and medical and educational systems more broadly.

The study was a secondary analysis of prospective epidemiologic data using established scale validation methods. Data Availability All relevant data are within the kukala and its Supporting Information files. However, the instrument did have a pani to overestimate the number of athletes who were injured more so than it did the number of athletes where were healthy, which is indeed preferable in a clinical, epidemiologic study as this one.

ANTERIOR KNEE PAIN SCALE (AKPS) – KUJALA | Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine Society (PRiSM)

Less well developed, however, is the psychometric foundation on which the instrument is based. Throughout all analyses described here, the original item long form of the AKPS was evaluated as well as the 6-item short form identified painn Myer et al. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. 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 scals and intervention.


More research is needed to confirm these findings across ages, sexes and various activity levels.

Free online Kujala (Anterior Knee Pain Scale) score calculator

Chinese translation and validation of the Kujala scale for patients with patellofemoral pain. Current AKPS data using the reduced 6-item form appears to offer highly similar reliability indices to the original but longer item form anetrior either the ordinal or the dichotomized response option formats are considered. Shorter instruments with identical psychometric properties can offer clinicians and researchers tremendous advantages, aterior may include significantly increased study recruitment and decreased study dropout.

Only two studies have focused on the measurement properties of patellofemoral pain instruments, in general [ 23 ], and only one study has focused on the technical properties of the AKPS, specifically [ 4 ].

The current project was part of a prospective, epidemiologic investigation that included a population of healthy, asymptomatic, and pzin symptomatic study participants.

Published online Jul The analyses performed here were performed with modifications to the scoring system after the instrument had been administered. No studies to date appear to have taken a comprehensive view of reliability assessment and none has been conducted using pediatric or adolescent samples. The AKPS was initially designed for use in clinical settings with symptomatic knee pain patients.

Third, standard error of measurement SEM values were calculated for each set of scores, with SEM defined as the likelihood of a score to vary about its true mean, and calculated as follows: