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

C. S M Machado, N. Ruperto, C. H M Silva, V. P L Ferriani, I. Roscoe, L. M A Campos, S. K F Oliveira, M. H B Kiss, B. E R G Bica, F. Sztajnbok, C. A. Len, J. A. Melo-Gomes

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
JournalClinical and Experimental Rheumatology
Volume19
Issue number4 SUPPL. 23
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Keywords

  • 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)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Rheumatology

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