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Leeds Foot Impact Scale- RA

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by Woodburn, Sep 7, 2005.

  1. Woodburn

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    Arthritis Rheum. 2005 Jun 15;53(3):418-22.

    Development of a foot impact scale for rheumatoid arthritis.

    Helliwell P, Reay N, Gilworth G, Redmond A, Slade A, Tennant A, Woodburn J.

    OBJECTIVE: To develop a new foot impact scale to assess foot status in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) using established qualitative methodology and the latest item response techniques (Rasch analysis). METHODS: Foot problems in RA were explored by conducting qualitative interviews that were then used to generate items for a new foot impact scale. Further validation was undertaken following postal surveys and Rasch analysis. RESULTS: Analysis of the first postal survey (n = 192 responses) produced a 63-item binary response, 4-subscale instrument. The 4 subscales covered the domains impairment, activities, participation, and footwear. Following test-retest postal surveys and additional analysis, the instrument was reduced to a 2 subscale, 51-item questionnaire covering the domains of impairments/shoes and activities/participation. Initial results of these subscales indicate good psychometric properties, external validity, and test-retest reliability. CONCLUSION: A foot impact scale to assess the impact of RA and to measure the effect of interventions has been developed. The 2 scales comprising the instrument demonstrate good psychometric properties.

    Dear colleagues,
    This instrument is now available for general clinical and non-commercial clinical research use. Please contact:

    The LFIS-RA Administrative Manager,
    The University of Leeds,
    36 Clarendon Road, Leeds,
    England, LS2 9NZ.
    Fax: 0113 243 0366.
    Email: V.E.Lane@leeds.ac.uk

    Best wishes,
    Jim Woodburn

    MRC Clinician Scientist Fellow,
    Honorary Podiatrist,
    University of Leeds,
    School of Medicine,
    Academic Unit of Musculoskeletal Medicine,
    36 Clarendon Road,
    Leeds, LS2 9NZ,
    UK.

    Ph: +44 113 343 4938
    e: j.woodburn@leeds.ac.uk
     
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