Use of Orthopedic Shoes in Patients With Degenerative Disorders of the FootBy Jannink, Michiel J., MSc; Ijzerman, Maarten J., PhD; Groothius-Oudshoorn, Karin, PhD; Stewart, Roy E., MSc; Groothoff, Johan W., PhD; Lankhorst, Gustaaf J., MD, PhD; Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 86, No. 4, pp. 687-692
Publication Date: April 2005
Study conducted to assess the use of orthopedic shoes by people with degenerative foot disorders, and to identify factors associated with use and nonuse. One hundred people with degenerative foot disorders participated in the study, and were administered the Questionnaire for Usability Evaluation of Orthopedic Shoes. Seventy of ninety-three participants with degenerative foot disorders reported wearing their orthopedic shoes for more than three days a week after three months of follow-up. The authors contend that the evaluation of efficiency and satisfaction factors can help to design useful and effective orthopedic shoes. Implications for further research are discussed.
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