MFA & SMFA Resources

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The following documents are available in multiple formats. Please contact our coordinator, Julie Agel, with questions.

Musculoskeletal Function Assessment (MFA)

Document 1: MFA Survey, Version L1.2

Cover page: Word / PDF 
Questionnaire: Word / PDF
Questionnaire - last page: Word / PDF
MFA Normative Data: Word / PDF

Document 2: MFA Coding Key Manual, Version L1.2

Cover page: Word / PDF
Coding key manual for MFA: Word / PDF

Document 3: MFA Administration, Coding and Scoring Instructions

Cover page: Word / PDF

Coding/scoring instructions: Word / PDF

Document 4: Sample Coding and Scoring Programs

Cover page: Word / PDF

Programs for calculating MFA scores:


Pre-Injury MFA (Baseline Version)

Cover page: PDF
Questionnaire: Word/ PDF

Normative Data 

MFA Normative Table: Word / PDF
SMFA Normative Data: Word
Project Summary Form: PDF

Short Musculoskeletal Function Assessment (SMFA)

The SMFA is a free-for-use questionnaire. We've also provided a permission statement for your institution, if you need it.

Language translation

Recommendations for the Cross-Cultural Adaptation of Health Status Measures 

Danish contact:

Marianne Lindahl, PT, MPH
Assistant Professor: Physiotherapy Education
Center of Nutrition and Rehabilitation, University College Sjælland  
Parkvej 190, 4700 Naestved, Denmark
mli@ucsj.dk 

Danish SMFA: SMFA_DK

French contact: 

Edward J. Harvey, MDCM FRCSS, Hand and Microvascular/Trauma
Medical Director: Fracture/Bone Metabolism
Jo Miller Research Laboratories, McGill University 
Montreal, Quebec H3G 1A4
ejharvey@hotmail.com

German contact: 

Dr. S. Kirschner
Orthopädische Klinik König-Ludwig Haus, Julius Maximillian Universität
Brettreichstr. 11, 97074 Würzburg, Germany
s-kirschner.klh@mail.uni-wuerzburg.de

Swedish contact:

Sari Ponzer, MD, PhD
Department of Orthopaedics, Stockholm Söder Hospital
Karolinska Institutet
S - 118 83 Stockholm, Sweden
sari.ponzer@sodersjukhuset.se

Turkish contact: 

Dr. Bedri Karaismailoglu
Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty
Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Koca Mustafa Pasa Cad. 53, 34098 Istanbul, Turkey
bedrikio@hotmail.com

Publications

Kreder HJ, Agel J, McKee MD, Schemitsch EH, Stephen D, Hanel DP. A randomized, controlled trial of distal radius fractures with metaphyseal displacement but without joint incongruity: Closed reduction and casting versus closed reduction, spanning external fixation, and optional percutaneous K-wires. J. Orthop. Trauma 20(2):115-121, 2006.

Kreder HJ, Hanel DP, Agel J, McKee M, Schemitsch EH, Trumble TE, Stephen D. Indirect reduction and percutaneous fixation versus open reduction and internal fixation for displaced intra-articular fractures of the distal radius: A randomized, controlled trial. J. Bone Joint Surg. (Br) 87-B:829-36, 2005.

Swiontkowski MF, Engelberg R, Martin DP, Agel J: Short musculoskeletal function assessment questionnaire: validity, reliability, and responsiveness. J. Bone Joint Surg. [Am] 81:1245-1260, 1999.

Engelberg R, Martin DP, Agel J, Swiontkowski M: Musculoskeletal function assessment: reference values for patient and non-patient samples. J. Orthop. Res. 17:101-109, 1999.

Engelberg R, Martin DP, Agel J, Obremsky W, Coronado G, Swiontkowski MF: Musculoskeletal function assessment instrument: criterion and construct validity. J. Orthop. Res. 14:182-192, 1996.

Martin DP, Engelberg R, Agel J, Snapp D, Swiontkowski MF: Development of a musculoskeletal extremity health instrument: the musculoskeletal function assessment instrument. J. Orthop. Res. 14:173-181, 1996.