A systematic review of instruments measuring foot function, foot pain, and foot-related disability in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Marike van der Leeden, Martijn P. M. Steultjens, Caroline B. Terwee, Dieter Dieter Rosenbaum, Deborah Turner, James Woodburn, Joost Dekker

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The aim of this study was to compose an inventory of instruments that have been described to measure foot function (i.e., pressure and/or gait parameters), foot pain, and foot-related disability in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and to investigate the clinimetric quality of these measures. A systematic search was conducted in Medline, CINAHL, EMBase, and Sportdiscus. Standardized criteria, extended with levels of evidence, were applied to assess the quality of the clinimetric studies and the properties (i.e., reliability, validity, and responsiveness) of the described instruments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1257-1269
Number of pages13
JournalArthritis and Rheumatism
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2008



  • podiatry
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • foot function

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