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Physical therapy for patients with low back pain in Germany: a survey of current practice.

Carolin Bahns, Lisa Happe, Christian Thiel, Christian Kopkow,

<h4>Background</h4>Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common musculoskeletal disorders worldwide. The National Disease Management Guideline (NVL) "Non-specific LBP" is a practical decision-making aid for both physicians and non-medical professionals in Germany to improve quality of health care. Although LBP is the most frequent diagnosis resulting in physical therapy ... Read more >>

BMC Musculoskelet Disord (BMC musculoskeletal disorders)
[2021, 22(1):563]

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Effects of a movement control and tactile acuity training in patients with nonspecific chronic low back pain and control impairment - a randomised controlled pilot study.

Katharina van Baal, Jana Allofs, Katja Ehrenbrusthoff, Christian Grüneberg, Thomas Hering, Christian Kopkow, Christian Thiel,

<h4>Background</h4>Nonspecific chronic low back pain (NSCLBP) is a heterogeneous condition that is associated with complex neuromuscular adaptations. Exercise is a widely administered treatment, but its effects are small to moderate. Tailoring patient-specific exercise treatments based on subgroup classification may improve patient outcomes.<h4>Objective</h4>In this randomised controlled pilot study, our objective was ... Read more >>

BMC Musculoskelet Disord (BMC musculoskeletal disorders)
[2020, 21(1):794]

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What's a true change? - Interpreting change scores in measurement instruments of evidence-based practice: A comment.

Tobias Braun, Katja Ehrenbrusthoff, Carolin Bahns, Lisa Happe, Christian Kopkow,

Complement Ther Med (Complementary therapies in medicine)
[2020, 54:102454]

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Patient, physiotherapist and surgeon endorsement of the core domain set for total hip and total knee replacement in Germany: a study protocol for an OMERACT initiative.

Robert Prill, Jasvinder A Singh, Gesine H Seeber, Sabrina Mai Nielsen, Susan Goodman, Sven Michel, Christian Kopkow, Robert Schulz, Peter Choong, Hagen Hommel,

<h4>Introduction</h4>There is a lack of harmonising measures for clinical trials on total joint replacement (TJR) that would allow for results from TJR studies to be compared or pooled. The Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) TJR core domain set is already endorsed among patients and physicians in the USA and Australia. ... Read more >>

BMJ Open (BMJ open)
[2020, 10(6):e035207]

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Comparison of different rating scales for the use in Delphi studies: different scales lead to different consensus and show different test-retest reliability.

Toni Lange, Christian Kopkow, Jörg Lützner, Klaus-Peter Günther, Sascha Gravius, Hanns-Peter Scharf, Johannes Stöve, Richard Wagner, Jochen Schmitt,

<h4>Background</h4>Consensus-orientated Delphi studies are increasingly used in various areas of medical research using a variety of different rating scales and criteria for reaching consensus. We explored the influence of using three different rating scales and different consensus criteria on the results for reaching consensus and assessed the test-retest reliability of ... Read more >>

BMC Med Res Methodol (BMC medical research methodology)
[2020, 20(1):28]

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Cross-cultural adaptation, internal consistency, test-retest reliability and feasibility of the German version of the evidence-based practice inventory.

Tobias Braun, Katja Ehrenbrusthoff, Carolin Bahns, Lisa Happe, Christian Kopkow,

<h4>Background</h4>A psychometrically robust measurement instrument is prerequisite to tailor and monitor interventions aiming to improve evidence-based practice (EBP). The recently developed "Evidence-based Practice Inventory" (EBPI) questionnaire (five dimensions) provides a sound inventory for a comprehensive assessment of adherence to EBP, and identification of barriers and facilitators for EBP. The aims ... Read more >>

BMC Health Serv Res (BMC health services research)
[2019, 19(1):455]

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The OMERACT Core Domain Set for Clinical Trials of Shoulder Disorders.

Sofia Ramiro, Matthew J Page, Samuel L Whittle, Hsiaomin Huang, Arianne P Verhagen, Dorcas E Beaton, Pamela Richards, Marieke Voshaar, Beverley Shea, Danielle A van der Windt, Christian Kopkow, Mario Lenza, Nitin B Jain, Bethan Richards, Catherine Hill, Tiffany K Gill, Bart Koes, Nadine E Foster, Philip G Conaghan, Toby Smith, Peter Malliaras, Yngve Roe, Joel J Gagnier, Rachelle Buchbinder,

<h4>Objective</h4>To reach consensus on the core domains to be included in a core domain set for clinical trials of shoulder disorders using the Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) Filter 2.1 Core Domain Set process.<h4>Methods</h4>At OMERACT 2018, the OMERACT Shoulder Working Group conducted a workshop that presented the OMERACT 2016 preliminary ... Read more >>

J Rheumatol (The Journal of rheumatology)
[2019, 46(8):969-975]

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Physical tests for diagnosing anterior cruciate ligament rupture

Christian Kopkow, Toni Lange, Annika Hoyer, Jörg Lützner, Jochen Schmitt,

Abstract This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Diagnostic test accuracy). The objectives are as follows: To determine the diagnostic accuracy of physical tests, applied singly or in combination, for detecting anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears in people whose symptoms and/or history suggest ACL rupture. ... Read more >>

Cochrane Database Syst Rev (The Cochrane database of systematic reviews)
[2018, 2018(12):]

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Evaluation of a New Exercise Program in the Treatment of Scapular Dyskinesis.

Joerg Nowotny, Philip Kasten, Christian Kopkow, Achim Biewener, Frieder Mauch,

An abnormal motion of the scapula, or scapular dyskinesis (SD), can be effectively treated through conservative therapy. The aim of this study is to evaluate a new specific exercise program to restore normal position. A standardized and specific exercise program was created. In a prospective multi-center approach, patients were randomized ... Read more >>

Int J Sports Med (International journal of sports medicine)
[2018, 39(10):782-790]

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Developing a core outcome domain set to assessing effectiveness of interdisciplinary multimodal pain therapy: the VAPAIN consensus statement on core outcome domains.

Ulrike Kaiser, Christian Kopkow, Stefanie Deckert, Katrin Neustadt, Lena Jacobi, Paul Cameron, Valerio De Angelis, Christian Apfelbacher, Bernhard Arnold, Judy Birch, Anna Bjarnegård, Sandra Christiansen, Amanda C de C Williams, Gudrun Gossrau, Andrea Heinks, Michael Hüppe, Henri Kiers, Ursula Kleinert, Paolo Martelletti, Lance McCracken, Nelleke de Meij, Bernd Nagel, Jo Nijs, Heike Norda, Jasvinder A Singh, Ellen Spengler, Caroline B Terwee, Peter Tugwell, Johan W S Vlaeyen, Heike Wandrey, Edmund Neugebauer, Rainer Sabatowski, Jochen Schmitt,

Interdisciplinary multimodal pain therapy (IMPT) is a biopsychosocial treatment approach for patients with chronic pain that comprises at least psychological and physiotherapeutic interventions. Core outcome sets (COSs) are currently developed in different medical fields to standardize and improve the selection of outcome domains, and measurement instruments in clinical trials, to ... Read more >>

Pain (Pain)
[2018, 159(4):673-683]

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Indication Criteria for Total Knee Arthroplasty in Patients with Osteoarthritis - A Multi-perspective Consensus Study.

Jochen Schmitt, Toni Lange, Klaus-Peter Günther, Christian Kopkow, Elisabeth Rataj, Christian Apfelbacher, Martin Aringer, Eckhardt Böhle, Hartmut Bork, Karsten Dreinhöfer, Niklaus Friederich, Karl-Heinz Frosch, Sascha Gravius, Erika Gromnica-Ihle, Karl-Dieter Heller, Stephan Kirschner, Bernd Kladny, Hendrik Kohlhof, Michael Kremer, Nicolai Leuchten, Maike Lippmann, Jürgen Malzahn, Heiko Meyer, Rainer Sabatowski, Hanns-Peter Scharf, Johannes Stoeve, Richard Wagner, Jörg Lützner,

<b>Background and Objectives</b> Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a significant public health burden. Rates of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in OA vary substantially between geographical regions, most likely due to the lack of standardised indication criteria. We set out to define indication criteria for the German healthcare system for TKA in ... Read more >>

Z Orthop Unfall (Zeitschrift fur Orthopadie und Unfallchirurgie)
[2017, 155(5):539-548]

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Reliability of specific physical examination tests for the diagnosis of shoulder pathologies: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Toni Lange, Omer Matthijs, Nitin B Jain, Jochen Schmitt, Jörg Lützner, Christian Kopkow,

<h4>Background</h4>Shoulder pain in the general population is common and to identify the aetiology of shoulder pain, history, motion and muscle testing, and physical examination tests are usually performed.<h4>Objective</h4>The aim of this systematic review was to summarise and evaluate intrarater and inter-rater reliability of physical examination tests in the diagnosis of ... Read more >>

Br J Sports Med (British journal of sports medicine)
[2017, 51(6):511-518]

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A Preliminary Core Domain Set for Clinical Trials of Shoulder Disorders: A Report from the OMERACT 2016 Shoulder Core Outcome Set Special Interest Group.

Rachelle Buchbinder, Matthew J Page, Hsiaomin Huang, Arianne P Verhagen, Dorcas Beaton, Christian Kopkow, Mario Lenza, Nitin B Jain, Bethan Richards, Pamela Richards, Marieke Voshaar, Danielle van der Windt, Joel J Gagnier, ,

<h4>Objective</h4>The Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) Shoulder Core Outcome Set Special Interest Group (SIG) was established to develop a core outcome set (COS) for clinical trials of shoulder disorders.<h4>Methods</h4>In preparation for OMERACT 2016, we systematically examined all outcome domains and measurement instruments reported in 409 randomized trials of interventions for ... Read more >>

J Rheumatol (The Journal of rheumatology)
[2017, 44(12):1880-1883]

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Work-related exposures and disorders among physical therapists: experiences and beliefs of professional representatives assessed using a qualitative approach.

Maria Girbig, Alice Freiberg, Stefanie Deckert, Diana Druschke, Christian Kopkow, Albert Nienhaus, Andreas Seidler,

<h4>Background</h4>According to international study results, physical therapists are afflicted with work-related musculoskeletal, psychosocial and dermal disorders as well as infections. The few existing studies in German-speaking regions focus mainly on dermal and psychosocial exposures and resulting complaints. An overview of all relevant work-related exposures and complaints of physical therapists is ... Read more >>

J Occup Med Toxicol (Journal of occupational medicine and toxicology (London, England))
[2017, 12:2]

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What Do Patients Expect From Total Knee Arthroplasty? A Delphi Consensus Study on Patient Treatment Goals.

Toni Lange, Jochen Schmitt, Christian Kopkow, Elisabeth Rataj, Klaus-Peter Günther, Jörg Lützner,

<h4>Background</h4>Although total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is among the most frequent orthopedic procedures for end-stage knee osteoarthritis (OA), systematically developed patient treatment goals for this elective intervention are missing. This constitutes a relevant barrier toward patient-centered healthcare.<h4>Methods</h4>A Delphi consensus study was conducted. Patients who were candidates for TKA were recruited through ... Read more >>

J Arthroplasty (The Journal of arthroplasty)
[2017, 32(7):2093-2099.e1]

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Christian Kopkow, Toni Lange, Jochen Schmitt, Thomas Petzold,

Gesundheitswesen (Gesundheitswesen (Bundesverband der Arzte des Offentlichen Gesundheitsdienstes (Germany)))
[2017, 79(3):162-163]

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The reliability of physical examination tests for the clinical assessment of scapular dyskinesis in subjects with shoulder complaints: A systematic review.

Toni Lange, Filip Struyf, Jochen Schmitt, Jörg Lützner, Christian Kopkow,

<h4>Study design</h4>Systematic review.<h4>Objectives</h4>The aim of this systematic review was to summarize and evaluate intra- and interrater reliability research of physical examination tests used for the assessment of scapular dyskinesis.<h4>Background</h4>Scapular dyskinesis, defined as alteration of normal scapular kinematics, is described as a non-specific response to different shoulder pathologies.<h4>Methods</h4>A systematic literature search ... Read more >>

Phys Ther Sport (Physical therapy in sport : official journal of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine)
[2017, 26:64-89]

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Outcome Assessment in Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Systematic Review and Critical Appraisal.

Toni Lange, Elisabeth Rataj, Christian Kopkow, Jörg Lützner, Klaus-Peter Günther, Jochen Schmitt,

<h4>Background</h4>The Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) initiative developed a core outcome set (COS) of domains to assess effectiveness of interventions for knee osteoarthritis. These domains (pain, physical function, patient global assessment, imaging at 1 year) should be assessed in every trial to make research evidence meaningful and comparable. We systematically ... Read more >>

J Arthroplasty (The Journal of arthroplasty)
[2017, 32(2):653-665.e1]

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Core Outcome Sets and Multidimensional Assessment Tools for Harmonizing Outcome Measure in Chronic Pain and Back Pain.

Ulrike Kaiser, Katrin Neustadt, Christian Kopkow, Jochen Schmitt, Rainer Sabatowski,

Core Outcome Sets (COSs) are a set of domains and measurement instruments recommended for application in any clinical trial to ensure comparable outcome assessment (both domains and instruments). COSs are not exclusively recommended for clinical trials, but also for daily record keeping in routine care. There are several COS recommendations ... Read more >>

Healthcare (Basel) (Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland))
[2016, 4(3):]

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[Indication for total knee arthroplasty: evidence mapping].

Elisabeth Haase, Toni Lange, Jörg Lützner, Christian Kopkow, Thomas Petzold, Klaus-Peter Günther, Jochen Schmitt,

<h4>Background</h4>Joint replacement surgery is one of the most often performed routine procedures for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis in Germany. Currently, there is no consensus on indication criteria for total knee arthroplasty (TKA).<h4>Objectives</h4>The topic indication for TKA was processed using six guiding questions concerning: 1) Common practice in determining the ... Read more >>

Z Evid Fortbild Qual Gesundhwes (Zeitschrift fur Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualitat im Gesundheitswesen)
[2015, 109(8):605-614]

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Patient-reported outcomes and outcome predictors after primary total hip arthroplasty: results from the Dresden Hip Surgery Registry.

Elisabeth Haase, Christian Kopkow, Franziska Beyer, Jörg Lützner, Stephan Kirschner, Albrecht Hartmann, Jochen Schmitt, Klaus-Peter Günther,

<h4>Purpose</h4>To investigate response rates and predictors of treatment success in patients treated with total hip arthroplasty (THA).<h4>Methods</h4>A prospective register-based cohort study including all consecutive primary THAs was conducted -between 01/2006-12/2011. Primary outcomes were changes in WOMAC, according to OMERACT-OARSI, and minimal important difference (MID) in quality of life (EQ-5D) between ... Read more >>

Hip Int (Hip international : the journal of clinical and experimental research on hip pathology and therapy)
[2016, 26(1):73-81]

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Validation and application of a core set of patient-relevant outcome domains to assess the effectiveness of multimodal pain therapy (VAPAIN): a study protocol.

Ulrike Kaiser, Christian Kopkow, Stefanie Deckert, Rainer Sabatowski, Jochen Schmitt,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Multimodal pain therapy (MPT) has been established accounting for biopsychosocial consideration in diagnostic and therapy. MPT seems to be effective, but comparability of studies is limited due to diversity of study designs and outcome measurements. The presented study aims to develop a core outcome set consisting of a minimum of ... Read more >>

BMJ Open (BMJ open)
[2015, 5(11):e008146]

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Core outcome set to assess effectiveness in multimodal pain therapy – preliminary results of an interdisciplinary online survey

Christian Kopkow, Stefanie Deckert, Jochen Schmitt, Rainer Sabatowski, Ulrike Kaiser,

Trials (Trials)
[2015, 16(Suppl 1):P1-P1]

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Interrater reliability of the modified scapular assistance test with and without handheld weights.

Christian Kopkow, Toni Lange, Jochen Schmitt, Philip Kasten,

<h4>Study design</h4>Prospective, blinded interrater reliability study.<h4>Objective</h4>To determine the interrater reliability of the modified Scapular Assistance Test (mSAT) with and without the use of additional handheld weights.<h4>Methods</h4>110 Shoulder patients with various shoulder pathologies were consecutively recruited. Tests were performed independently and randomly on each participant by 2 different examiners, which were ... Read more >>

Man Ther (Manual therapy)
[2015, 20(6):868-874]

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The reliability of physical examination tests for the diagnosis of anterior cruciate ligament rupture--A systematic review.

Toni Lange, Alice Freiberg, Patrik Dröge, Jörg Lützner, Jochen Schmitt, Christian Kopkow,

<h4>Study design</h4>Systematic literature review.<h4>Background</h4>Despite their frequent application in routine care, a systematic review on the reliability of clinical examination tests to evaluate the integrity of the ACL is missing.<h4>Objectives</h4>To summarize and evaluate intra- and interrater reliability research on physical examination tests used for the diagnosis of ACL tears.<h4>Methods</h4>A comprehensive systematic ... Read more >>

Man Ther (Manual therapy)
[2015, 20(3):402-411]

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