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

P. Pratsidou-Gertsi, O. Vougiouka, E. Tsitsami, N. Ruperto, A. Siamopoulou-Mavridou, C. Dracou, Í Daskas, M. Trachana, V. Alaleou, F. Kanakoudi-Tsakalidou

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Abstract

We report herein the results of the cross-cultural adaptation and validation into the Greek language of the parent's version of 2 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 Greek CHAQ CHQ were fully validated with 3 forward and 3 backward translations. A total of 143 subjects were enrolled: 82 patients with JIA (28% systemic onset, 24% polyarticular onset, 10% extended oligoarticular subtype, and 38% persistent oligoarticular subtype) and 61 healthy children. The CHAQ clinically discriminated between healthy subjects and JIA patients, with the systemic, polyarticular 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 Greek 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
  • Greek Child Health Questionnaire (CHQ)
  • Greek Childhood Health Assessment Questionnaire (CHAQ)
  • Health related quality of life
  • Healthy children
  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology

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