ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Discover Why Ashwagandha Can Be Used for Stress and Anxiety

How Can You Benefit From Vitamin B12?

Calorie restriction promotes longevity through effects on mitochondrial network

Lower magnesium levels linked with increased mortality risk during up to 40 years of follow-up

Higher resveratrol dose linked to lower glucose levels in type 2 diabetics

What Is Bitter Orange?

Black Tea Is Great for Your Gut

Drug can dramatically reduce weight of people with obesity

Tryptophan's Possible Effects for Your Health

New Finding: Broccoli Helps Heal Leaky Gut

 
Print Page
Email Article

Measuring health status in psoriatic arthritis: the Health Assessment Questionnaire & its modification

  [ 28 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • May 5, 1995


OBJECTIVE. The Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) has proven to
be a reliable and valid measure of outcome for a variety of
arthritides. A recent modification of HAQ for
spondyloarthropathy (HAQ-S) has also been reported. Our
purpose was to evaluate the HAQ and HAQ-S as outcome measures
in the assessment of patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA).


METHODS. The HAQ, including HAQ-S was administered to all
patients attending our Psoriatic Arthritis Clinic between June
and December, 1993. Clinical and radiological assessments were
performed according to a standard protocol that measures
disease activity, fibrositic tender points (TP), disease
severity and damage. Analysis was performed using SAS for the
PC.

RESULTS. The patient population included 114 patients, 70
men and 44 women with a mean age of 49.3 years and a mean
arthritis duration of 15.1 years. The mean HAQ score was 0.50,
while the mean HAQ-S score was 0.53 (scores range 0 to 3 for
this instrument). The overall HAQ and HAQ-S disability scores
were highly correlated with several clinical measures of
function, including grip strength (r = -0.63 and -0.59,
respectively). American College of Rheumatology functional
class (r = 0.59 and 0.60, respectively), as well as the number
of fibrositic TP (r = 0.54 and 0.57, respectively). These
disability scores also correlated highly with the overall
number of actively inflamed joints (r = 0.49 and 0.50,
respectively); however, they correlated only moderately or
poorly with other measures of disease activity such as morning
stiffness, total number of joint effusions, erythrocyte
sedimentation rate (ESR) and the PASI score for psoriasis and
with all measures of disease severity. A similar pattern of
correlations was found between the individual subscales of the
HAQ and HAQ-S and the clinical measures of function, activity,
and severity, as well as between the pain scale and the
various clinical measures. However, the correlations are
generally lower.

CONCLUSION. Our data suggest that HAQ and
HAQ-S capture clinical measures of function and pain in PsA
but do not correlate with disease severity. The HAQ and its
modification for spondyloarthropathy may reflect fibromyaglia
as a measure of pain and tenderness in these patients. Thus,
the clinical assessment of disease activity and both clinical
and radiological assessments of joint damage remain important
outcome measures in PsA.

Blackmore MG, Gladman DD, Husted J, Long JA, Farewell VT




Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
Optimized Curcumin Longvida with Omega-3

Featured Products

Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength

Natural Remedies

Herbal Rescue for High Blood Sugar Herbal Rescue for High Blood Sugar
"It's Not Easy Being Green" - But It Is Healthy
IBS, Crohn’s Disease, Colitis, and Other Digestive Disorders IBS, Crohn’s Disease, Colitis, and Other Digestive Disorders
Coping When Colds or Flu Catch Up with You Coping When Colds or Flu Catch Up with You
Enhance Eyelashes Naturally Enhance Eyelashes Naturally

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map