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J Korean Knee Soc. 2008 Dec;20(2):161-168. Korean. Original Article.
Kim JG , Oh SJ , Lee MC , Seo SS , Choi CH , Yoo JH .
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Seoul Paik Hospital, College of Medicine, Inje University, Korea.
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Seoul National University Hospital, Korea. leemc@snu.ac.kr
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Pusan Paik Hospital, College of Medicine, Inje University, Korea.
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Korea.
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Bucheon Hospital, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University, Korea.
Abstract

PURPOSE: To develop and translate into Korean the International Knee Documentation Committee Subjective Knee Evaluation Form. MATERIALS AND METHODS: There were 6 steps for the cross-cultural adaptation to standardize the language and cultural differences as follows translation for stage I, synthesis for stage II, back translation for stage III, a review by an expert committee for stage IV, pre-testing for stage V, and submission of the documentation to the AAOS Committee for appraisal was for the final stage VI. A total of 120 patients from 4 hospitals underwent the pre-testing which is the stage V on this process. RESULTS: 30 patients who fully underwent the preoperative and postoperative testing at 3 month were evaluated. The average age of participants was 43.1. There were 12 cases of meniscus tears, 8 cases of primary degenerative arthritis, 4 cases of patellofemoral pressure syndromes and 8 cases of other knee disorders. In the results, we found that there was statistically the strong correlation as follow the test and re-test reliability (p=0.6373), the internal consistency for each evaluation item (p=0.9135), the validity was 0.8882 and the responsiveness (p=0.6605). CONCLUSION: The Korean version of the IKDC subjective knee evaluation form was excellent as our results showed on its reliability, validity and responsiveness through the rigid steps of cross-cultural adaptation. It was submitted to the AAOS Committee for Appraisal. We strongly suggest that it should be considered as part of an effective evaluation for a variety of knee diseases.

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