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Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2001 Jul-Aug;19(4 Suppl 23):S111-5.

The Dutch version of the Childhood Health Assessment Questionnaire (CHAQ) and the Child Health Questionnaire (CHQ).

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UMC Utrecht-Wilhelmina Kinderziekenhuis, Utrecht, Netherlands.

Abstract

We report herein the results of the cross-cultural adaptation and validation into the Dutch language of the parent's version of two health related quality of life instruments. The Childhood Health Assessment Questionnaire (CHAQ) is a disease specific health instrument that measures functional ability in daily living activities in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). The Child Health Questionnaire (CHQ) is a generic health instrument designed to capture the physical and psychosocial well-being of children independently from the underlying disease. The Dutch CHAQ was fully validated with 3 forward and 3 backward translations while the CHQ was already published and therefore it was revalidated. A total of 180 subjects were enrolled: 100 patients with JIA (17% systemic onset, 31% polyarticular onset, 18% extended oligoarticular subtype, and 34% persistent oligoarticular subtype) and 80 healthy children. The CHAQ clinically discriminated between healthy subjects and JIA patients, with the systemic, polyarticular and extended oligoarticular subtypes having a higher degree of disability, pain, and a lower overall well-being when compared to their healthy peers. Also the CHQ clinically discriminated between healthy subjects and JIA patients, with the systemic onset, polyarticular onset and extended oligoarticular subtypes having a lower physical and psychosocial well-being when compared to their healthy peers. In conclusion the Dutch version of the CHAQ-CHQ is a reliable, and valid tool for the functional, physical and psychosocial assessment of children with JIA.

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