About the score:
Originally published in 2003 in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, the Hip Disability and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (HOOS) assesses patient pain (10 items), satisfaction including stiffness and range of motion (5 items), activity limitations-daily living (17 items), sports and recreation function (4 items), and hip related quality of life (4 items). Scores range from 0 to 100 with a score of 0 indicating the worst possible hip symptoms and 100 indicating no hip symptoms. This is a patient reported joint-specific score, which may be useful for assessing changes in hip pathology over time, with or without treatment.
Klässbo, Maria, Eva Larsson, and Eva Mannevik. “Hip disability and osteoarthritis outcome score An extension of the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index.” Scandinavian journal of rheumatology 32.1 (2003): 46-51.
Nilsdotter, Anna K., et al. “Hip disability and osteoarthritis outcome score (HOOS)–validity and responsiveness in total hip replacement.” BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 4.1 (2003): 10.
de Groot, I. B., et al. “Validation of the Dutch version of the Hip disability and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score.” Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 17.1 (2009): 132.
Thorborg, Kristian, et al. “Validity, reliability and responsiveness of patient-reported outcome questionnaires when assessing hip and groin disability: a systematic review.”British journal of sports medicine (2010): bjsports60889.
Dayton, Michael R., et al. “Performance-based versus self-reported outcomes using the HOOS following total hip arthroplasty.” American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation/Association of Academic Physiatrists 95.2 (2016): 132.
About the score developer:
Dr. Ewa M. Roos is a professor and the head of the Research Unit for Musculoskeletal Function and Physiotherapy at the University of Southern Denmark.
To view her publications, please visit PubMed.