Stanford Health Assessment Questionnaire modified to assess disability in British patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Br J Rheumatol. 1986 May;25(2):206-9. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/25.2.206.


The Stanford Health Assessment Questionnaire was modified for use amongst British patients by the substitution of colloquial expressions. Completion of the modified questionnaire was shown to be simplified compared with the original. Results correlated well with scores obtained at interview and were shown to be more sensitive to patients' functional changes than the Steinbrocker grading.

MeSH terms

  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid / physiopathology*
  • Communication Barriers
  • Disability Evaluation*
  • Humans
  • Language
  • Surveys and Questionnaires*
  • United Kingdom
  • United States