Validierung der deutschen Version des Foot and Ankle Outcome Score (FAOS)

Translated title of the contribution: Validation of the German Version of the Foot and Ankle Outcome Score (FAOS)

Christoph Becher, Christiaan J.A. van Bergen, Inger N. Sierevelt, Paul Hoogervorst, C. Niek van Dijk, Christina Stukenborg-Colsman, Christian Plaas, Hazibullah Waizy

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Outcome assessment by using specific questionaires is critical in evaluating the efficacy of orthopaedic procedures. The Foot and Ankle Outcome Score (FAOS) is a valid and reliable instrument to evaluate foot and ankle pathologies. For the validation of the German version, a sample of 150 patients with foot- and ankle-related disorders was included in the study. Test-retest reliability and internal consistency (Cronbachs α) were excellent. There were moderate to strong correlations between FAOS subscales and SF-36, NRS for pain and disability and the hannover questionnaire. The German version of the FAOS is a reliable and valid instrument for use in patients with foot and ankle pathology. Future use of the score in clinical studies will allow comparison with the international literature.

Translated title of the contributionValidation of the German Version of the Foot and Ankle Outcome Score (FAOS)
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)183-189
Number of pages7
JournalFuss und Sprunggelenk
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

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  • FAOS
  • Patient reported outcome measures
  • Questionnaire
  • Translation
  • Validation


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