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2,3 Improvements were also observed in physical function as measured by the Health Assessment Questionnaire Disability Index (HAQ-DI) criteria.
The clinical value of the Stanford health assessment questionnaire functional disability Index in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Clinical and functional outcomes were assessed using the DAS28 and the Health Assessment Questionnaire Disability Index (HAQ-DI), which is a measure of a patient's physical function.
The investigators evaluated multiple potential clinical indicators of progression, including baseline Sharp score, baseline levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), answers to the Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ), swollen joint count, disease duration, anticyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) antibody status, gender, rheumatoid factor (RF) status, and smoking history.
The study also showed that patients receiving ACTEMRA experienced improved physical function, as measured by the Health Assessment Questionnaire Disability Index (HAQ-DI) scores(1).
Annual questionnaires were given, asking both groups to report running and exercise frequency, BMI, and disability as assessed by the Health Assessment Questionnaire Disability Index, which scores from zero (no difficulty) to three (unable to perform).
Among active duty service members completing postdeployment health assessment questionnaires between March 2007 and February 2008, 25.
To the Editor: The Health Assessment Questionnaire Disability Index (HAQ-DI) is widely used for measuring functioning in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), since it is a better predictor of future morbidity, mortality and work disability than other disease outcome variables.