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Oct 2, 2017

Foot and ankle surgeons are increasingly relying on patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) such as the Ankle Osteoarthritis Scale (AOS) to evaluate treatment options. The objectives of this retrospective cohort study were 2-fold: (1) to examine the AOS instrument using psychometric analysis and (2) to revise the questions on the AOS to improve the effect of questions on the score and remove redundancies.

The AAS is shorter and has improved psychometric properties as compared to the AOS. Further investigation is required to better characterize the clinical utility of this proposed new patient-reported outcome score.


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