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Maria Cöster

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Development and validation of SEFAS, a foot and ankle specific patient-reported outcome measure (PROM). SEFAS is evaluated according to international guidelines regarding validity, reliability, responsiveness, measurement error and minimal important change (MIC). These evaluations are summarized in the dissertation "SEFAS-the Self-reported Foot and Ankle Score". A normative material has been developed for SEFAS and is recently submitted for publication. Current research also includes the use of SEFAS for evaluation of foot and/or ankle surgery. Up to now there are published articles regarding patient-reported results after hallux valgus and flat foot surgery. SEFAS and EQ-5D are used in the newly established National Quality Registry “Riksfot” and we will soon be able to start up registry studies with patient-reported results regarding foot and ankle surgery. At the moment I am also planning for a study where we are going to evaluate surgical procedures in patients with dropfoot due to a stroke and also a register study involving EQ-5D data before and after surgery from several orthopedic quality registries.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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  • Dropfoot
  • Foot
  • Ankle


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