International Orthopaedics

, Volume 42, Issue 5, pp 1001–1006 | Cite as

Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of a patient-reported hip outcome score

  • Horia Haragus
  • Radu Prejbeanu
  • Dan V. PoenaruEmail author
  • Bogdan Deleanu
  • Bogdan Timar
  • Dinu Vermesan
Original Paper



We aimed to perform psychometric testing for the translated Oxford Hip Score (OHS) for use as a recommended tool to measure treatment outcomes.


The original English questionnaire was translated and culturally validated using the instrument developer’s guidelines and the ISPOR principles of good practice. One hundred patients completed the form together with the Harris Hip Score (HHS) and EQ-5D-5 L. Fifty patients repeated the form after two days. They were suffering from hip osteoarthritis, had had hip replacement or underwent osteosynthesis for a fracture of the trochanteric region.


The questionnaire had a high degree of reliability with a Cronbach α of 0.917 at the initial completion and 0.917 at the second testing, respectively. The two results were strongly positive and significantly correlated (Pearson’s r = 0.947; p < 0.001). The OHS was strongly and significantly correlated with the HHS (Pearson’s r = 0.880 initial and r = 0.840 s; p < 0.001) and strongly, positive and significantly correlated with the EQ-5D-5 L VAS (Pearson’s r = 0.614 initial and r = 0.704 s; p < 0.001).


Our study showed that the translation of the OHS is a reliable, reproducible and valid measure of function in patients who undergo treatment for hip pathology.


Oxford hip score Harris hip score EQ-5D-5L Patient reported outcomes Hip Arthroplasty 



Prof. Dr. Horia Vermesan, Dr. Musab Al-Qatawneh.

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

On behalf of all authors, the corresponding author states that there is no conflict of interest.

Financial disclosure

This research was funded from the UMF “Victor Babes” Timisoara Grant “Posibilitati de Rating in Ortopedie pentru Monitorizarea Indicatorilor de Succes Initiata prin Uniformizarea Normativelor de Evaluare - PROMISIUNE,” Project manager: Dr. Haragus Horia, Contract P II – C4 – TC – 2016, Nr 16,441–06.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Horia Haragus
    • 1
  • Radu Prejbeanu
    • 1
  • Dan V. Poenaru
    • 1
    Email author
  • Bogdan Deleanu
    • 2
  • Bogdan Timar
  • Dinu Vermesan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma‘Victor Babes’ University of Medicine and Pharmacy, TimisoaraTimisoaraRomania
  2. 2.Functional Sciences‘Victor Babes’ University of Medicine and Pharmacy, TimisoaraTimisoaraRomania

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