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Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs in Children With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

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Evaluating JIA Assessment Instruments: Conclusions (1 of 2)

No one instrument or outcomes measure appears to be superior in measuring disease activity or functional status. Reliability and validity are moderate for the physical scales of most measures examined but are poor in the psychosocial domains.

The Child Health Assessment Questionnaire (CHAQ) is the most commonly reported instrument to assess health/disease status for patients with JIA; it shows moderate to high validity and reliability. CHAQ responsiveness appears to be affected by disease subtype and baseline severity.