Many veterans experience problems with their feet and/or ankles for which orthopedic shoes may be prescribed. Our long-term follow-up study investigated whether patients continue to use their orthopedic shoes after 1.5 years. We found that patients who were less satisfied with their shoes in the short term were less likely to use their shoes after 1.5 years. Clinicians and shoe technicians should pay extra attention to those patients who are initially dissatisfied with their orthopedic shoes in order to prevent them from giving up use of their shoes in the long term.
Volume 47 Number 7, 2010
Pages 643 — 650
Last Reviewed or Updated Thursday, October 7, 2010 9:33 AM