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The Munich Knee Questionnaire - Development and Validation (MKQ)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr. Chlodwig Kirchhoff, Technische Universität München Identifier:
First received: September 15, 2013
Last updated: September 20, 2013
Last verified: September 2013
the purpose of this study is to develop and validate a new PRO measurement tool for the knee joint, the so-called Munich Knee Questionnaire (MKQ), allowing for a qualitative self-assessment of the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS), the International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC), the Lysholm Knee Score, the Western Ontario Meniscal Evaluation Tool (WOMET) and the Tegner Score.

Knee Injury

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Munich Knee Questionnaire (MKQ) - Development and Validation of a New Patient-reported Outcome Measurement Tool in Knee Surgery

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Further study details as provided by Technische Universität München:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Munich Knee Questionnaire (MKQ) [ Time Frame: up to 6 weeks starting from onset of symptoms ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The self-assessment of the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) [ Time Frame: up to 6 weeks starting from onset of symptoms ]

Other Outcome Measures:
  • The International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC) [ Time Frame: up to 6 weeks starting from onset of symptoms ]

Enrollment: 105
Study Start Date: August 2012
Study Completion Date: April 2013
Primary Completion Date: October 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
knee pain
patients suffering from knee injury

Detailed Description:
A systematic review of the literature was performed to identify valid and commonly used instruments regarding follow-up examinations in the field of knee surgery. was searched for knee-specific terms (knee, surgery, joint, lower extremity) combined with psychometric (follow-up, validity, reliability, responsiveness) and instrument-specific terms (self-reported, patient-based, measurement tool, outcome measure, questionnaire). Hence, the KOOS, IKDC, Lysholm, WOMET and Tegner Score were identified as frequent used and valid measurement tools in the evaluation of knee joint function. After analysing each single question of these questionnaires for coincidences regarding measurement of specific knee function, the identified items were condensed to one single question for each specific item. Typical functional abilities (flexion/extension) were depicted as photographs. Thus, one single questionnaire with a total of 33 questions divided in five subscales (Symptoms, Pain, Work and Activities of daily life, Sports and Recreational activities, Physical function and knee related Quality of Life), was created.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
all patients with knee pain

Inclusion Criteria:

  • all patients presenting with knee pain

Exclusion Criteria:

  • no exclusion
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01950208

Klinik und Poliklinik für Unfallchirurgie
Munich, Bavaria, Germany, 81675
Sponsors and Collaborators
Technische Universität München
Principal Investigator: Chlodwig Kirchhoff, MD Technische Universität München
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Dr. Chlodwig Kirchhoff, PD Dr. med., Technische Universität München Identifier: NCT01950208     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Beiromat_01
Kirchhoff_Beiromat ( Registry Identifier: Kirchhoff_Beiromat )
Study First Received: September 15, 2013
Last Updated: September 20, 2013

Keywords provided by Technische Universität München:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Knee Injuries
Leg Injuries
Wounds and Injuries processed this record on May 22, 2017