The Swedish version of the Juvenile Arthritis Multidimensional Assessment Report (JAMAR)

Paediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organisation (PRINTO)

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Abstract

The Juvenile Arthritis Multidimensional Assessment Report (JAMAR) is a new parent/patient-reported outcome measure that enables a thorough assessment of the disease status in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). We report the results of the cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the parent and patient versions of the JAMAR in the Swedish language. The reading comprehension of the questionnaire was tested in 10 JIA parents and patients. Each participating centre was asked to collect demographic, clinical data and the JAMAR in 100 consecutive JIA patients or all consecutive patients seen in a 6-month period and to administer the JAMAR to 100 healthy children and their parents. The statistical validation phase explored descriptive statistics and the psychometric issues of the JAMAR: the 3 Likert assumptions, floor/ceiling effects, internal consistency, Cronbach's alpha, interscale correlations, test-retest reliability and construct validity (convergent and discriminant validity). A total of 68 JIA patients (8.8% systemic, 44.1% oligoarticular, 13.2% RF negative polyarthritis, 33.9% other categories) and 76 healthy children, were enrolled in two centres. The JAMAR components discriminated well healthy subjects from JIA patients. All JAMAR components revealed good psychometric performances. In conclusion, the Swedish version of the JAMAR is a valid tool for the assessment of children with JIA and is suitable for use both in routine clinical practice and clinical research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)371-377
Number of pages7
JournalRheumatology International
Volume38
Issue numberSuppl 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018

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Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Age of Onset
  • Arthritis, Juvenile/diagnosis
  • Case-Control Studies
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Cultural Characteristics
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Female
  • Health Status
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Parents/psychology
  • Patient Reported Outcome Measures
  • Patients/psychology
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Prognosis
  • Psychometrics
  • Quality of Life
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Rheumatology/methods
  • Sweden
  • Translating

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The Swedish version of the Juvenile Arthritis Multidimensional Assessment Report (JAMAR). / Paediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organisation (PRINTO).

In: Rheumatology International, Vol. 38, No. Suppl 1, 04.2018, p. 371-377.

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Paediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organisation (PRINTO) 2018, 'The Swedish version of the Juvenile Arthritis Multidimensional Assessment Report (JAMAR)', Rheumatology International, vol. 38, no. Suppl 1, pp. 371-377. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00296-018-3975-7
Paediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organisation (PRINTO). / The Swedish version of the Juvenile Arthritis Multidimensional Assessment Report (JAMAR). In: Rheumatology International. 2018 ; Vol. 38, No. Suppl 1. pp. 371-377.
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