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Long-term use of custom-made orthopedic shoes:
1.5-year follow-up study

Jaap J. van Netten, MSc, et al.

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

This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Van Netten JJ, Jannink MJA, Hijmans JM, Geertzen JHB, Postema K. Long-term use of custom-made orthopedic shoes: 1.5-year follow-up study. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2010;47(7):643-50.

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