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Use and usability of custom-made orthopedic shoes

Jaap J. van Netten, MSc, et al.

Many veterans experience problems with their feet and/or ankles. Orthopedic shoes can help prevent or diminish these problems. For a successful outcome, it is essential that these shoes are used. We looked into the relationship between a person's decision to use the shoes and aspects of the usability, such as effectiveness, comfort, and cosmetics. We found that all aspects of usability are important. Therefore, clinicians and shoe technicians should focus not only on the effect alone but also on the comfort and cosmetics of the shoes to make the best pair of shoes for the veteran.

Volume 47 Number 1, 2010
   Pages 73 — 82

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