Roye Score

Original Editor - Rachael Lowe

Top Contributors - Rachael Lowe and Meaghan Rieke  

Objective

The Roye Score[1] is a 10-item disease-specific instrument to measure outcomes of treatment for clubfoot[2].

Intended Population

This scale is intended for use by mothers of children with idiopathic clubfoot[2]. It can be used as an overall measure of clubfoot treatment outcomes with two distinct subscales: function and satisfaction[1].

Method of Use

This disease specific instrument consists of 10 items designed to measure treatment outcomes regarding overall satisfaction, appearance, pain, and physical limitations.

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Reference

Roye BD, Vitale MG, Gelijns AC, Roye DP Jr. Patient-based outcomes after clubfoot surgery. J Pediatr Orthop. 2001 Jan-Feb; 21(1):42-9.

Evidence

Dietz et al[2] supported the use of the Roye Score as an outcome measure for idiopathic clubfoot in young children by providing evidence of its reliability, validity, and discriminatory power. They also found the Roye score to be sensitive to differences in treatment technique or underlying severity of disease.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Roye BD, Vitale MG, Gelijns AC, Roye DP Jr. Patient-based outcomes after clubfoot surgery. J Pediatr Orthop. 2001 Jan-Feb; 21(1):42-9.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Dietz FR, Tyler MC, Leary KS, Damiano PC. Evaluation of a disease-specific instrument for idiopathic clubfoot outcome. Clinical orthopaedics and related research. 2009 May 1;467(5):1256-62.