Validity and Reliability of the Foot and Ankle Ability Measure Turkish Version for Athletes
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CitationUsgu, S., Usgu, G., Uygur, F., & Yakut, Y. (November 01, 2019). Validity and Reliability of the Foot and Ankle Ability Measure Turkish Version for Athletes. International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training, 24, 6, 263-269.
The clinical assessment of sport-related lower extremity injuries plays important role in diagnosis and therapeutic strategies as well as return to activity. The Foot and Ankle Ability Measure (FAAM) is a valid and reliable self-reported outcome instrument used to detect foot and ankle disorders. The purpose of this study is to translate, cross-culturally adapt and validate the FAAM questionnaire for use in Turkish-speaking athletes who have foot and ankle disorders. Fifty-one basketball, soccer and volleyball athletes volunteered to participate. Test-retest reliability analyses revealed good and excellent reliability (intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) = 0.83-0.92). Concurrent validity was tested between the FAAM-T subscores and both the visual analog scale for pain/activity limitations and functional performance tests, yielding moderate to high correlations (r = -0.522 to -0.869, p < .05). The results of this study showed that the FAAM-T is a reliable and valid questionnaire for self-reported assessment of pain and disability in athletes suffering from foot and ankle disorders.