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

H. Ozdogan, N. Ruperto, O. Kasapçopur, A. Bakkaloglu, N. Arisoy, S. Ozen, Ü Ugurlu, E. Unsal, M. Melikoglu

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Abstract

We report herein the results of the cross-cultural adaptation and validation into the Turkish 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 Turkish CHAQ CHQ were fully validated with 3 forward and 3 backward translations. A total of 145 subjects were enrolled: 85 patients with JIA (35% systemic onset, 41% polyarticular onset, and 24% persistent oligoarticular subtype) and 60 healthy children. The CHAQ clinically discriminated between healthy subjects and JIA patients, with the systemic, and polyarticular 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, and polyarticular onset having a lower physical and psychosocial well-being when compared to their healthy peers. In conclusion the Turkish 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
  • Health related quality of life
  • Healthy children
  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)
  • Turkish Child Health Questionnaire (CHQ)
  • Turkish Childhood Health Assessment Questionnaire (CHAQ)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Rheumatology

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    Ozdogan, H., Ruperto, N., Kasapçopur, O., Bakkaloglu, A., Arisoy, N., Ozen, S., Ugurlu, Ü., Unsal, E., & Melikoglu, M. (2001). The Turkish version of the Childhood Health Assessment Questionnaire (CHAQ) and the Child Health Questionnaire (CHQ). Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology, 19(4 SUPPL. 23).