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

K. Pagava, N. Ruperto, L. Shalamberidze, N. Mshvidobadze

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Abstract

We report herein the results of the cross-cultural adaptation and validation into the Georgian language 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 independently from the underlying disease. The Georgian CHAQ CHQ were fully validated with 3 forward and 3 backward translation. A total of 115 subjects were enrolled: 54 patients with JIA (44% systemic onset, 28% polyarticular onset, 7,5% extended oligoarticular subtype, and 20,5% persistent oligoarticular subtype) and 61 healthy children. The CHAQ clinically discriminated between healthy subjects and JIA patients, with the systemic, polyarlicular and extended oligoarticular subtypes having a higher degree of disability, pain, and a lower overall well-being when compared to their healthy peers. Also the CHQ clinically discriminated between healthy subjects and JIA patients, with the systemic onset, polyarticular onset and extended oligoarticular subtypes having a lower physical and psychosocial well-being when compared to their healthy peers. In conclusion the Georgian version of the CHAQ-CHQ is a reliable, and valid tool for the functional, physical and psychosocial assessment of children with JIA.

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

Keywords

  • Cross cultural adaptation and psychometric evaluation
  • Georgian Child Health Questionnaire (CHQ)
  • Georgian Childhood Health Assessment Questionnaire (CHAQ)
  • Health related quality of life
  • Healthy children
  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Rheumatology

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