The health assessment questionnaire 1992. Status and review

Authors

  • Dena R. Ramey BA,

    Corresponding author
    1. Data Bank Network Outcome Assessment/Quality Control Director, Division of Immunology and Rheumatology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA
    • Division of Immunology and Rheumatology, 1000 Welch Road, Suite 203, Palo Alto, CA 94304-1808
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  • Jean-Pierre Raynauld MD,

    1. Postdoctoral fellow in rheumatology, Division of Immunology and Rheumatology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA
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  • James F. Fries MD

    Associate Professor of Medicine
    1. The Department of Medicine, Division of Immunology and Rheumatology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA
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Abstract

Over 100 papers describing and utilizing the Stanford Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) have been published since 1980. A brief overview of the HAQ is presented along with a guide to the accumulated literature. The topics covered include: studies using the disability, pain, economic, and drug side effect dimensions of the HAQ; reliability and validity studies; applications to various rheumatic diseases; language adaptations; modifications and derivative scales; studies correlating the HAQ with sociodemographic, health status, laboratory, and physical measures; and randomized controlled trials and observational studies using the HAQ. A few comments regarding future directions for research are also presented.

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