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EFAS Score – Multilingual Development and Validation of a Patient-Reported Outcome Measure (PROM) by the Score Committee of the European Foot and Ankle Society (EFAS)


In 2013, the development and validation of the EFAS Score started. As there was no adequate validated foot and ankle score in different European languages, EFAS created a committee (Score Committee), inaugurated headed by Professor Richter, to develop and validate a new score in common European mother tongues.

Previous to this, only a few scores existed in languages other than English, such as the visual analogue foot and ankle (English, German, Italian, Thai). In 2018, development and validation was completed in 7 languages (German, English, French, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Polish) and the score was published. Validating a new score in different languages requires language-specific validation, not just the translation of an already validated score into another language. Therefore, validation in particular has been a very elaborate statistical process involving more than 2800 questionnaires of different languages. This is followed by the validation of other languages (Spanish, Portuguese, Finnish, Greek).

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