Tegner activity level scale is a scale that aims to provide a standardized method of grading work and sporting activities.
It was developed to complement the Lysholm scale after it was observed that that limitations in function scores in Lysholm scale may be masked by a decrease in activity level.
Tegner activity level scale is used in conjunction with the Lysholm Knee Scoring Scale, originally in patients with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury
What is Tegner activity level scale?
Tegner activity level scale is a graduated list of activities of daily living, recreation, and competitive sports. The patient is asked to select the level of participation that best describes their current level of activity and that before injury.
The score varies from 0-10.
A score of 0 represents sick leave or disability pension because of knee problems, whereas a score of 10 corresponds to participation in national and international elite competitive sports >6 score can only be achieved if the person participates in recreational or competitive sport.
Use of Tegner activity level scale is similar to Lysholm scale in conditions like ligament injury of the knee, meniscal tears, knee cartilage lesions, osteochondritis dissecans, traumatic knee dislocation, patellar instability, patellofemoral pain, and knee osteoarthritis and interventions in these.
Here is a sample of Tegner Activity Scale
|TEGNER ACTIVITY LEVEL SCALE|
|Please indicate in the spaces below the HIGHEST level of activity that you participated in|
BEFORE YOUR INJURY and the highest level you are able to participate in CURRENTLY.BEFORE INJURY: Level__________ CURRENT: Level___________
Have you had any additional surgeries to your knee other than those performed by Dr. Stone?
Yes / No
What procedure(s) were performed?
Who performed the surgery?
|Interpretation -Possible score range: 0–10Higher scores represent participation in higher-level activities.|
The scale classifies work, recreational, and sports activities in a graded activity scale, using common terminology. As such, patients should not have difficulty selecting which level corresponds to their current activity. The degree of difficulty has been reported to increase with age.
The TAS has an adequate test–retest reliability for groups with knee injuries and knee OA, although reliability is less than adequate for use in individuals. It is a is a simple freely available measure of activity level that spans work, sporting, and recreational activities. The TAS was originally intended and developed for patients with ACL injury as an adjunct to the Lysholm scale, not as a stand-alone measure.