The health assessment questionnaire 1992: status and review

Arthritis Care Res. 1992 Sep;5(3):119-29. doi: 10.1002/art.1790050303.


Over 100 papers describing and utilizing the Stanford Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) have been published since 1980. A brief overview of the HAQ is presented along with a guide to the accumulated literature. The topics covered include: studies using the disability, pain, economic, and drug side effect dimensions of the HAQ; reliability and validity studies; applications to various rheumatic diseases; language adaptations; modifications and derivative scales; studies correlating the HAQ with sociodemographic, health status, laboratory, and physical measures; and randomized controlled trials and observational studies using the HAQ. A few comments regarding future directions for research are also presented.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arthritis* / physiopathology
  • Arthritis* / psychology
  • Arthritis* / therapy
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Health Status*
  • Humans
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care / standards*
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Surveys and Questionnaires / standards*