April 10, 2017 1 Comment
I have an interest in patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs). In fact, one of the manuscripts I have published in the pages of CJSM addresses the reliability and validity of a pediatric back pain PROM (the Micheli Functional Scale).
I read with great interest, therefore, work recently published in CJSM on another PROM, the ACL Quality of Life (QOL) questionnaire: Validity, Reliability and Responsiveness of the ACL QOL Measure: A Continuation of its Overall Validation.
When I approached the lead author, Mark Lafave, about doing a possible podcast on this study, he demurred. The person I really needed to talk with was the his mentor, and the developer of the measure 30 years ago: Dr. Nicholas Mohtadi.
Dr. Mohtadi is an orthopaedic surgeon and Director of the Sports Medicine Centre at the University of Calgary, Alberta Canada. He is a past president of CJSM’s affiliated society, the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine. He is also on the CJSM editorial board and has been a prolific author in our pages these last 26 years.