Development and reproducibility of a short questionnaire to measure use and usability of custom-made orthopaedic shoes

Jaap J. van Netten, Juha M. Hijmans, M.J.A. Jannink, Jan H.B. Geertzen, Klaas Postema

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Abstract

Objective: To develop a short and easy to use questionnaire to measure use and usability of custom-made orthopaedic shoes, and to investigate its reproducibility. Design: Development of the questionnaire (Monitor Orthopaedic Shoes) was based on a literature search, expert interviews, 2 expert meetings, and exploration and testing of reproducibility. The questionnaire comprises 2 parts: a pre part, measuring expectations; and a post part, measuring experiences. Patients: The pre part of the final version was completed twice by 37 first-time users before delivery of their orthopaedic shoes. The post part of the final version was completed twice by 39 first-time users who had worn their orthopaedic shoes for 2–4 months. Results: High reproducibility scores (Cohen’s kappa > 0.60 or intra class correlation > 0.70) were found in all but one question of both parts of the final version of the Monitor Orthopaedic Shoes questionnaire. The smallest real difference on a visual analogue scale (100 mm) ranged from 21 to 50 mm. It took patients approximately 15 minutes to complete one part. Conclusion: Monitor Orthopaedic Shoes is a practical and reproducible questionnaire that can measure relevant aspects of use and usability of orthopaedic shoes from a patient’s perspective.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)913-918
JournalJournal of rehabilitation medicine
Volume41
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • questionnaire
  • patient satisfaction
  • IR-76571
  • Orthopaedic shoes
  • Usability

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