Free online Foot and Ankle Ability Measure (FAAM) score calculator

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Foot and Ankle Ability Measure (FAAM) score calculator

About the score:

Originally published in 2005 in Foot and Ankle International, the Foot and Ankle Ability Measure (FAAM) was developed to assess the physical function of individuals with musculoskeletal disorders of the leg, foot, and ankle.

The FAAM is a patient-completed instrument that consists of an “Activities of Daily Living” subscale (21 scored items) and a “Sports” subscale (7 scored items) in which the response options are presented as 5-point Likert scales (range 4 to 0). Scores for each subscale range from 0% (least function) to 100% (most function).

Original Literature:

Martin, RobRoy L., et al. “Evidence of validity for the Foot and Ankle Ability Measure (FAAM).” Foot & Ankle International26.11 (2005): 968-983.

Validation Literature:

Martin, Robroy L., and James J. Irrgang. “A survey of self-reported outcome instruments for the foot and ankle.” Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy 37.2 (2007): 72-84.

Additional Literature:

Cosby, Nicole L., and Jay Hertel. “Clinical assessment of ankle injury outcomes: case scenario using the foot and ankle ability measure.” Journal of sport rehabilitation 20.1 (2011): 89-99.

About the score developer:

Dr. Jesse Van Swearingen is an associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and chairs the research committee for the American Physical Therapy Association Academy of Geriatrics.

To view her publications, please visit PubMed.