Health Assessment Questionnaire disability progression in early rheumatoid arthritis: systematic review and analysis of two inception cohorts

S. Norton, B. Fu, D.L. Scott, C. Deighton, D.P.M. Symmons, A.J. Wailoo, J. Tosh, M. Lunt, M. Davies, Adam Young, S. Verstappen

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Abstract

The Health Assessment Questionnaire is widely used in patients with inflammatory polyarthritis (IP) and its subset rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In this study we evaluated the progression of HAQ scores in RA by (i) systematically reviewing the published literature on methods used to assess changes in functional disability over time and (ii) to study in detail HAQ progression in two large prospective observational studies from the UK
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-144
JournalSeminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
Volume44
Issue number2
Early online date9 May 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014

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