SUSHI: the Super Simple Hip score for younger patients

Hip Int. May-Jun 2011;21(3):361-6. doi: 10.5301/HIP.2011.8399. Epub 2011 Jun 8.


We describe the development of a simple patient-based score for young patients with hip problems which concentrates on activities that are difficult for someone with a hip problem and includes an activity rating scale that measures the highest level of physical activity reached during the past year. We compared the super simple hip score (SUSHI) with the more extensive hip osteoarthritis outcome score (HOOS) and evaluated the validity, sensitivity to change and floor and ceiling effects of the SUSHI score. We found that the SUSHI score is an adequate score to measure hip problems and that this score was preferred to the HOOS score by patients.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Female
  • Hip Joint*
  • Humans
  • Joint Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Patient Outcome Assessment*
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Self Report*
  • Sensitivity and Specificity