The clinimetric qualities of patient-assessed instruments for measuring chronic ankle instability: A systematic review

Christophe J Eechaute, Peter H Vaes, Lieve Van Aerschot, Sara Asman and William Duquet

The aim of this study was to review systematically the clinimetric qualities of patient-assessed instruments designed for patients with chronic ankle instability.  Four instruments met the eligibility criteria: the Ankle Joint Functional Assessment Tool (AJFAT), the Functional Ankle Outcome Score (FAOS), the Foot and Ankle Disability Index (FADI) and the Functional Ankle Ability Measure (FAAM).   The results show that the FADI and the FAAM can be considered as the most appropriate, patient-assessed tools to quantify functional disabilities in patients with chronic ankle instability. The clinimetric qualities of the FAAM need to be further demonstrated in a specific population of patients with chronic ankle instability.

BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007, 8:6

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