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

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Machado, C. S M [UNESP]
Ruperto, N.
Silva, C. H M
Ferriani, V. P L
Roscoe, I.
Campos, L. M A
Oliveira, S. K F
Kiss, M. H B
Bica, B. E R G
Sztajnbok, F.
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We report the cross-cultural adaptation and validation into Brazilian-Portuguese 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 regardless the underlying disease. The Brazilian CHAQ was revalidated, while the CHQ has been derived from the Portuguese version. A total of 471 subjects were enrolled: 157 patients with JIA (27% systemic onset, 38% polyarticular onset, 9% extended oligoarticular subtype, and 26% persistent oligoarticular subtype) and 314 healthy children. The CHAQ discriminated clinically healthy subjects from JIA patients, with the systemic, polyarticular and extended oligoarticular subtypes having a higher degree of disability, pain, and lower overall well-being scores when compared to their healthy peers. Also the CHQ discriminated clinically healthy subjects from JIA patients, with the systemic onset, polyarticular onset and extended oligoarticular subtypes having a lower physical and psychosocial well-being score when compared to their healthy peers. In conclusion the Brazilian versions of the CHAQ-CHQ are reliable and valid tools for the combined physical and psychosocial assessment of children with JIA. © Copyright Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology 2001.
Brazilian Child Health Questionnaire (CHQ), Brazilian Childhood Health Assessment Questionnaire (CHAQ), Cross cultural adaptation and psychometric evaluation, Health related quality of life, Healthy children, Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), Brazil, child, cultural factor, disability, female, health status, human, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, language, male, psychometry, quality of life, questionnaire, reproducibility, validation study, Arthritis, Juvenile Rheumatoid, Child, Cross-Cultural Comparison, Cultural Characteristics, Disability Evaluation, Female, Health Status, Humans, Language, Male, Psychometrics, Quality of Life, Questionnaires, Reproducibility of Results
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Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology, v. 19, n. 4 SUPPL. 23, 2001.