The LEFS is a self-report questionnaire. Patients answer the question “Today, do you or would you have any difficulty at all with:” in regards to twenty different. No difficulty: with usual work, housework or school activities; with usual hobbies, recreational or sporting activities; getting into or out of the bath; walking. Another questionnaire, the Lower Extremity Functional Scale (LEFS), with a version translated and validated for the Portuguese (LEFS-Brazil), has excellent.

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Because the conceptual frameworks for generic and disease-specific measures—such as the LEFS—differ, we believe that they can be viewed as being complementary rather than competing measures. The initial version of the scale consisted of 22 items.

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Patients who had recently undergone surgery surgery less than 2 weeks prior to initial assessment would have lower LEFS and SF physical function subscale and physical component summary scores than would patients who did not have recent surgery no surgery or surgery greater than 2 weeks prior to assessment.

The alpha coefficient, a measure of internal consistency, was determined for the scale and calculated with each of the items removed. The diagnosis and classification of symptoms 1516 of individuals who reported OA were determined by an orthopedist.

Contents Editors Categories Share Cite. The anatomical sites represented in this group of patients were: Approval for this study was obtained from the institutional review board associated with the North American Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Research Network based in Dahlonega, Ga. Add comment Close comment form modal. Superior responsiveness of the pain and function sections of the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index WOMAC as compared to the Lequesne algofunctional index in patients with osteoarthritis of the lower extremities.


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Normative data for the lower extremity functional scale (LEFS).

Each of the component summary scores is scaled to have a mean of 50 and a standard deviation of 10 for the general population of the United States. The Italian version of the lower extremity functional scale was reliable, valid, and responsive. The SF, however, is time-consuming to administer and score in the clinic and was not designed for individual patient decision making.

Toggle navigation p Physiopedia. Methods – Quextionnaire visitors and staff at 4 hospitals were requested to participate. Constitution of the World Health Organization. Development of criteria for the classification and reporting of osteoarthritis; classification of osteoarthritis of the knee.

Should the measurement properties be qquestionnaire, a single generic measure kefs subscale of that measure could be used in place of a number of condition-specific measures. A type 2,1 intraclass correlation coefficient was used to estimate test-retest reliability. Running on even ground.

There was a higher correlation between the prognostic rating of change and the LEFS than between the prognostic rating of change and the SF physical function score. The content on or accessible through Physiopedia is for informational purposes only. A description of the patients is presented in Table 1. The conceptual framework that guided the development of the LEFS included that the scale 1 be based on the World Health Organization’s model of disability and handicap, 43 2 be efficient to administer, score, and record in the medical record with respect to patient and clinician time, 3 be applicable to a wide variety of patients with lower-extremity orthopedic conditions, including patients with a range of disability levels, conditions, diseases, treatments, and ages, 4 be applicable for documenting function on an individual patient basis as well as in groups, such as for clinical outcomes assessment and clinical research purposes, 5 be developed using a systematic process of item selection and item scaling, 2 6 yield reliable measurements have internal consistency and test-retest reliabilityand 7 yield valid measurements at a single point in time and sensitive to valid change.


Introduction Osteoarthritis OA is a chronic joint disease with a high prevalence in the elderly. That is, the tabulated score is within 5 points of a patient’s “true” score.

Clinical and radiographic evaluation The diagnosis and classification of symptoms 1516 of individuals who reported OA were determined by an orthopedist. It is critical that measures of health status be reliable, valid, and responsive to clinical change that occurs over time.

Lower Extremity Functional Scale (LEFS)

The median score for the LEFS for the whole population was 77 out of a maximum of Performing light activities around your home. Ware JE Jr, Kosinski.

The LEFS appears to overcome, to some extent, the barriers identified for implementation of a health status measure in clinical practice. This categorization could facilitate the classification of functional impairment of these individuals, questionnaaire additional criteria to check the impact of the therapeutic approaches in activities of daily living of elderly patients with OA.

Clinicians’ judgments of MCID were compared with the statistical approach. The algofunctional indices for hip and knee osteoarthritis.

The reliability, validity, and responsiveness of measurements questipnnaire with the SF have been documented in diverse patient groups. The sample consisted of 32 men The elderly subjects had a median of Participants who were unfit for work questionnnaire worse scores. The physical and mental component summary scores represent weighted composite scores derived from the 8 health concept scales. The physical function and pain dimensions appear to be most relevant to orthopedic outpatients.

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Running on uneven ground. Are available health status surveys adequate. The average of the 5 clinician estimates for MCID was 10 scale points, suggesting that the statistical approach has resulted in a reasonable estimate of the MCID.