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