The Foot and Ankle Ability Measure (FAAM) is a patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) designed to be a comprehensive assessment of physical. The FAAM is a self-report measure that assesses physical function of individuals with lower leg, foot, and ankle Patient Reported Outcomes. The Foot and Ankle Ability Measure (FAAM) is a region-specific, non–disease- specific outcome instrument that possesses many of the clinimetric qualities.

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Item score totals, which range from 0 to 84 for the ADL subscale and 0 to 32 for the Sports subscale, were transformed to percentage scores.

Arch Phys Med Rehabil. A Kendall tau rank correlation coefficient measured the relationship between FAAM scores and subjects’ global rating scores for both the ADL and sports subscales. A noteworthy finding was that for the relationships between each FAAM subscale score and global rating of function, correlation values were weaker when only the CAI group was examined.

Subsequently, the FADI underwent rigorous psychometric analysis, including analysis with item response theory. In most cases Physiopedia articles are a secondary source and so should not be used as references. Four instruments met the criteria of this review: Long term outcomes of inversion ankle injuries. Data are from participants with chronic ankle instability only 2 athletes scored on both measures.

Foot and Ankle Ability Measure – Physiopedia

Because athletes in this group had not sustained lateral ankle sprains, they were not specifically questioned about episodes of giving way, weakness, or swelling. The Foot and Ankle Ability Measure FAAM is a region-specific, non—disease-specific outcome instrument that possesses many of the clinimetric qualities recommended for an outcome instrument. The Foot and Ankle Ability Measure is a item questionnaire divided into two subscales: Main Outcome Measure s: Specifically, the instructions state: If the subject answers all 21 items, the highest potential score is Because only 1 athlete indicated that the ankle was abnormaldata from the nearly normal and abnormal groups were pooled.


Each potential participant completed the screening questionnaire and provided a medical history. The ADL global rating of function is meant to represent more basic functional daily activities, but athletes may view sports participation as a daily activity.

J Bone Joint Surg Br. Support Center Support Center. Validity evidence was provided for test content, internal structure, score stability, and responsiveness.

Contents Editors Categories Share Cite. Balance training for persons with functionally unstable ankles. We do not believe that these athletes truly felt their ankles were functioning normally because they would not have met the identified inclusion criteria for the Otucome group and their FAAM scores likely would have been higher.

The clinimetric qualities of patient-assessed instruments for measuring chronic ankle instability: Results All athletes in the healthy group and 4 athletes in the CAI group categorically rated their ankles as normal. The FAAM is a reliable, responsive, and valid measure of physical function for individuals with a broad range of musculoskeletal disorders of the lower leg, foot, and ankle. This phenomenon may be explained in part by the characteristics of the population that we examined.


According to this model, items can potentially measure the domains of 1 body structure and function and 2 activity and participation. Evidence of content validity is determined by the specific items on the instrument and what they measure.

Content validity The specific items on the faqm and what they measure determine the evidence that is based on content.

Validity of the Foot and Ankle Ability Measure in Athletes With Chronic Ankle Instability

The same investigator J. Test retest reliability was 0. Anandacoomarasamy A, Barnsley L. Self-reported outcome instruments can be discriminative or evaluative. Br J Sports Med.

Foot and Ankle Ability Measure

Information acquired from an evaluative instrument is useful only if evidence is available to support the interpretation of scores obtained in the specific population in which the instrument is intended to be used. A survey of self-reported outcome instruments for the foot and ankle.

Procedures Each potential participant completed the screening questionnaire and provided a medical history. A methodological framework for assessing health indices. Evidence for construct validity includes how the scores on the instrument relate to other measures of the construct.

Foot and Ankle Ability Measure. The Foot and Ankle Ability Measure FAAM is a self-report outcome instrument developed to assess physical function for individuals with foot and ankle related impairments.