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Table 1 Descriptive information of included questionnaires

From: Measurement properties of physical function scales validated for use in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: A systematic review of the literature

Questionnaire Year Original language Target population Relevant scales (# of items)
Generic questionnaires    
   BI 1955 English (US) Chronic illnesses/Rehabilitation patients Barthel Index (10)
   GARS 1993 Dutch Older patients Activities of daily living (8), Instrumental activities of daily living (11)
   MHIQ 1976 English (US) Free living populations Physical function index (24)
   NHP 1980 English (UK) General population Physical Mobility (8)
   SF-36 1992 English (US) General population Physical functioning (10)
   SIP 1975 English (US) General sick population Ambulation (12), Body care and movement (23), Mobility (10)
   WHODAS-II 1999 Multilingual General population Getting Around (5), Self-care (4), Life activities (8)
Diseases specific Questionnaires   
   FSI 1980 English (US) Osteoarthritis Mobility (3), Personal care (4), Home chores (4), Hand activities (3)
   AIMS 1979 English (US) Arthritic conditions Mobility (4), Physical activity (5), Activities of daily living (4), Dexterity (5)
   Short AIMS 1991 English (US) Arthritic conditions Mobility (2), Physical activity (3), Activities of daily living (2), Dexterity (3), Household activities (4)
   Shortened AIMS 1989 English (US) Arthritic conditions Mobility (2), Physical activity (2), Activities of daily Living (2), Dexterity (2), Household activities (2)
   AIMS2 1991 English (US) Arthritic conditions Mobility (5), Walking and bending (5), Hand and finger function (5), Arm function (5), Self-care (4), Household (4)
   AIMS2-SF 1993 French Arthritic conditions Physical component (12)
   CSHQ-RA 2006 English (US) Rheumatoid arthritis Dexterity (7), Mobility (8)
   CSHQ-RA, revised 2006 English (US) Rheumatoid arthritis Dexterity (6), Mobility (6)
   CSSRD-FAS 1995 English (US) Rheumatoid arthritis Personal care (14). Mobility (1), Transfer (1) Work/play (18)
   FFbH 1990 German Polyarthritic conditions Funktions fragenbogen (18)
   HAQ 1980 English (US) Arthritic conditions Disability index (20)
   HAQ-II 2004 English (US) Arthritic conditions Disability index (10)
   MDHAQ (10-ADL) 1983 English (US) Arthritic conditions Disability index (10)
   MDHAQ (14-ADL) 2005 English (US) Arthritic conditions Disability index (14)
   MHAQ 1983 English (US) Arthritic conditions Disability index (8)
   ROAD 2005 Italian Early arthritis Upper extremity function (5), Lower extremity function (4), Activities of daily living/work (3)
   IRGL 1990 Dutch Arthritic conditions Mobility (7), Self-care (8)
   TFCQ 1982 English (US) Rheumatoid arthritis Mobility (4), Personal care (4), Arm/hand functions (7), Work/play (4)
   SIP-RA 1993 Swedish Rheumatoid arthritis Body care and movement (14), Mobility (5)
  1. BI = Barthel Index, GARS = Groningen Activity Restriction Scale, MHIQ = McMaster Health Index Questionnaire, NHP = Nottingham Health Profile, SF-36 = MOS 36 item short form Health survey, WHODAS-II = World Health Organization Disability Schedule-II, FSI = Functional Status Index, AIMS = Arthritis Impact Measurement Scales, Short AIMS = Short Arthritis Impact Measurement Scales, Shortened AIMS = Shortened Arthritis Impact Measurement Scales, AIMS2 = Arthritis Impact Measurement Scales 2, CSHQ-RA = Cedars-Sinai Health Related Quality of Life for Rheumatoid Arthritis instrument, CSHQ-RA Revised = Cedars-Sinai Health Related Quality of Life for Rheumatoid Arthritis instrument Revised, CSSRD-FAS-FAS = Cooperative Systematic Studies for Rheumatic Diseases group Functional Assessment Survey, FFbH = Funktionsfragenbogen, Hannover, MDHAq = Multidimensional Health Assessment Questionnaire, M-HAQ = Modified Health Assessment Questionnaire, HAQ = Health Assessment Questionnaire, HAQ-II = Health Assessment Questionnaire II, ROAD = Recent Onset Arthritis Disability Questionnaire, SIP-RA = Sickness Impact Profile for Rheumatoid Arthritis, TFCQ = Toronto Functional Capacity Questionnaire IRGL = Impact van Reuma op Gezondheid en Leven.