Ankle Outcome Measurements: The Foot & Ankle Disability Index (FADI) Score

outcome measures Jun 21, 2023
The Foot & Ankle Disability Index (FADI) Score

The Foot & Ankle Disability Index (FADI) score is a self-reported questionnaire designed to assess the level of functional disability and pain experienced by individuals with foot and ankle disorders. The FADI score includes 26 items that cover four domains: pain, disability, activity limitations, and participation restrictions.

The FADI score can be used by healthcare professionals to evaluate the impact of foot and ankle disorders on an individual's daily activities and quality of life. It is typically used to assess the outcomes of interventions such as surgery or rehabilitation, as well as to track changes in an individual's condition over time.

The FADI score can be used for a wide range of foot and ankle disorders, including ankle sprains, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, and foot fractures. It is appropriate for use in both clinical and research settings. The FADI score is scored on a scale of 0-100, with higher scores indicating less disability and pain. A score of 100 indicates no disability or pain, while a score of 0 indicates the maximum level of disability and pain. A change of at least 8-10 points is considered to be clinically meaningful. There are no universally accepted "normal" results for the FADI score, as scores can vary widely depending on the individual's condition and the severity of their symptoms. However, healthcare professionals may use a change of at least 8-10 points as a clinically meaningful improvement in an individual's condition.



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