Journal article

Development and evaluation of a tool for the assessment of footwear characteristics

Christian J Barton, Daniel Bonanno, Hylton B Menz

JOURNAL OF FOOT AND ANKLE RESEARCH | BMC | Published : 2009

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Footwear characteristics have been linked to falls in older adults and children, and the development of many musculoskeletal conditions. Due to the relationship between footwear and pathology, health professionals have a responsibility to consider footwear characteristics in the etiology and treatment of various patient presentations. In order for health professionals and researchers to accurately and efficiently critique an individual's footwear, a valid and reliable footwear assessment tool is required. The aim of this study was to develop a simple, efficient, and reliable footwear assessment tool potentially suitable for use in a range of patient populations. METHODS: Consider..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia


Funding Acknowledgements

A/Prof Menz is currently a National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia fellow (Clinical Career Development Award, ID: 433049).