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The Childhood Health Assessment Questionnaire is a pediatric modification of the Stanford Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ). It has been shown to be a valid and sensitive tool in the evaluation of functional outcomes in children with chronic arthritis, and is a component of the validated JRA core set criteria used to measure improvement and flare in clinical trials. The CHAQ has been translated and validated in numerous languages. The scoring technique and range of possible scores (0-3) is the same as the HAQ. Developed and copyrighted by Gurkipal Singh, MD. Permission for use must be granted by the copyright holder.
The Childhood Myositis Assessment Scale was developed to assess muscle function in the areas of strength and endurance across a wide range of ability and ages in children with Juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) and polymyositis The 14 ordinal items included were chosen to assess primarily axial and proximal muscle groups and are ranked with standard performance and scoring methods. The CMAS has a potential range of 0-52 with higher scores indicating greater muscle strength and endurance. CMAS scoring sheet. Developed by Robert Rennebohm, MD.
The Juvenile Arthritis Functional Assessment Report is a questionnaire to measure functional ability in children with JRA/JIA that can be completed by either parents (JAFAR-P) or patients (JAFAR-C). The validated subject age range is 7-18 years. 23 activities of daily function are included and responses reflect child's ability to independently perform the activity in the past week (0=all the time, 1 = some of the time, 2 = almost never). The theoretical score range is 0-46 with increasing scores indicating worse function. Developed by Daniel J. Lovell, MD, MPH.
Developed by Ciarán M Duffy, MB BCh MSc FRCPC.
- The Peds QL™ can be ordered through the Mapi Research Institute's Web site. It has generic and disease-specific modules designed to measure health related quality of life (HRQOL) dimensions in pediatrics. The PedsQL™ 4.0 Generic Core Scales were designed as a generic HRQOL instrument across diverse pediatric populations, and include child self-report for ages 5-18 and parent proxy-report for ages 2-18. The PedsQL™ 3.0 Rheumatology Module was designed to measure HRQOL dimensions specifically tailored for pediatric rheumatology.