Measures of functional status and quality of life in rheumatoid arthritis: Health Assessment Questionnaire Disability Index (HAQ), Modified Health Assessment Questionnaire (MHAQ), Multidimensional Health Assessment Questionnaire (MDHAQ), Health Assessment Questionnaire II (HAQ-II), Improved Health A

@article{Maska2011MeasuresOF,
  title={Measures of functional status and quality of life in rheumatoid arthritis: Health Assessment Questionnaire Disability Index (HAQ), Modified Health Assessment Questionnaire (MHAQ), Multidimensional Health Assessment Questionnaire (MDHAQ), Health Assessment Questionnaire II (HAQ-II), Improved Health A},
  author={Leann B Maska and Jaclyn K Anderson and Kaleb D Michaud},
  journal={Arthritis care & research},
  year={2011},
  volume={63 Suppl 11},
  pages={S4-13}
}
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is one of the few diseases where subjective patient and physician measures are the best predictors of treatment response and future health outcomes. Arguably, the most important of these is the American College of Rheumatology core measure of function. Developed in 1978, the original Health Assessment Questionnaire Disability Index (HAQ) remains the gold standard for measuring functional status in RA (1). However, its length at 41 questions and relatively complex… CONTINUE READING

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