Validation of the Flemish-Dutch Lower Extremity Functional Scale (LEFS) questionnaire for diabetic foot ulcers

Last updated on 8-12-2023 by An-Sofie Vanherwegen

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Background/Aims: Diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) negatively affect the quality of life (QoL) of people with diabetes. The Lower Extremity Functional Scale (LEFS) is a patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) for measuring physical functioning in patients with lower extremity disorders. It consists of 20 items and can distinguish between pain and function. To date, the LEFS is not yet validated for assessing functional impairment of foot and ankle in diabetic foot conditions. This study aimed to validate the LEFS questionnaire for Flemish Dutch-speaking patients with DFU in Belgium.   M…

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