Patient Specific Functional Scale: Reliability and Validity in Persons with Musculoskeletal Hip Pain


About this study

The purpose of this study is to examine the test-retest reliability of scores obtained with the Patient Specific Functional Scale (PSFS), to concur validity of scores obtained with the PSFS, and the responsiveness  of scores obtained with the PSFS.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Primary complaints of hip pain (defined as pain between the superior pelvic rim and distal end of the femur)
  • Conservative management
  • Participation in at least 2 therapy sessions
  • 18 to 65 years old

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Inability to understand questionnaire
  • Non-English speaking
  • Prior or planed hip surgery in the involved extremity
  • Pregnancy
  • Primary complaint in other body region

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Darren Calley, P.T., DScPT, OCS

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

John Hollman Ph.D.


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