Development and validation of a questionnaire designed to measure foot-health status

J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 1998 Sep;88(9):419-28. doi: 10.7547/87507315-88-9-419.


The aim of this study was to apply the principles of content, criterion, and construct validation to a new questionnaire specifically designed to measure foot-health status. One hundred eleven subjects completed two different questionnaires designed to measure foot health (the new Foot Health Status Questionnaire and the previously validated Foot Function Index) and underwent a clinical examination in order to provide data for a second-order confirmatory factor analysis. Presented herein is a psychometrically evaluated questionnaire that contains 13 items covering foot pain, foot function, footwear, and general foot health. The tool demonstrates a high degree of content, criterion, and construct validity and test-retest reliability.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Foot Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Foot Diseases / physiopathology
  • Foot* / physiology
  • Foot* / physiopathology
  • Health*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pain / etiology
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Surveys and Questionnaires / standards*