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Table 2 Questionnaire items

From: Knee disorders in primary care: design and patient selection of the HONEUR knee cohort

item evaluation at (months) validation/reliability
demographics   
age 0 -
gender 0 -
composition of the household 0 -
type of medical insurance 0 -
education level 0 -
comorbidity 0 -
knee complaints   
history, duration, recurrence, consultation previous episode, perceived cause of knee complaint, mechanism of traumatic injury 0 -
pain 11 point numeric rating scale 0, 3, 6, 9, 12 Likert scales have compared favourably to visual analogue scales for children and adults [5-7]
Lysholm knee scale [8] 0, 3, 6, 9, 12 developed for ligament ruptures, sensitive and reliable for meniscus tears, (patellar) chondral disorders [11, 12]
Knee Society Score [29] 0, 12 Intra/interobserver reliabililty poor [30]
- function score (patient questionaire) 0, 12 - function score moderate agreement
- knee score (observer, physical exam) 0, 12 - knee score poor agreement
WOMAC osteoarthritis index [9, 10] 0, 3, 6, 9, 12 validated and reliable for osteoarthritis [10]
pain and difficulty with cycling, running, jumping, squatting, kneeling 0, 3, 6, 9, 12  
knee loading   
daily activities: employment, volunteer jobs, household chores, study: 0, 3, 6, 9, 12 -
physical exercise/sports participation Frequency, intensity, duration, association with knee complaints 0, 12 -
impact of knee complaint   
hindrance during daily activities sick leave from daily activities 0, 3, 6, 9, 12  
health related quality of life   
SF-36 [31-33] 0, 3, 6, 9, 12 sensitive to change in common orthopaedic diagnoses [14], invalid for adolescents [15]
COOP/WONCA charts [34, 35] 0, 3, 6, 9, 12 valid for adults [34]
treatment   
advise given by the GP 0 -
knee medication, dose, frequency, duration, form of administration 0, 3, 6, 9, 12 -
medication for comorbidity 0, 3, 6, 9, 12 -
visits to health care professionals follow-up -
operations follow-up -
Coping   
Tampa Kinesiofobia Scale, (TKS) [36] catastrophizing 0