Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Online ISSN : 2187-5626
Print ISSN : 0915-5287
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The reliability and validity of the Korean version of the lower limb functional index
Tae-Sung InJin-Hwa JungKyoung-Sim JungHwi-Young Cho
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2018 Volume 30 Issue 1 Pages 50-52

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[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to establish the reliability and validity of the Korean-translated version of the Lower Limb Functional Index (LLFI) in the assessment of patients with lower-limb disorders. [Subjects and Methods] Fifty-six subjects with lower-limb disorders, 24 men and 32 women, participated in this study. Reliability was determined by using the intra-class correlation coefficient and Cronbach’s α for internal consistency. Validity was examined by correlating the LLFI scores with the Lower Extremity Functional Scale (LEFS) and Short Form 36 (SF-36) scores. [Results] The test-retest reliability was 0.95. The criterion-related validity was established through a comparison with the Korean versions of the LEFS and SF-36. [Conclusion] The Korean version of the LLFI was shown to be a reliable and valid instrument for assessing lower-limb complaints.

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