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Which are the best instruments for measuring disabilities in gait and gait-related activities in patients with rheumatic disorders

Swinkels, R. A. H. M., Oostendorp, R. A. B., and Bouter, L. M.
Objectives. Our first objective was to make an inventory of available instruments for the assessment of disabilities in gait and related activities in patients with rheumatic disorders. Our second at. In was to investigate which of these instruments have acceptable methodological quality with regard to reliability and validity Our third aim was to investigate the assumption that the evaluation of convergent construct validity results in stronger correlations when validated against a more similar construct.
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Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
Publication year:
Functional status:
Physical functioning
Adults (18-65)
Seniors (65+)
Diseases of and symptoms related to the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
PRO / non-PRO:
Non-patient Reported Outcome
Patient Reported Outcome
Type of measurement instrument:
1 - Questionnaires
4 - Performance-based tests
6 - Clinical rating scales
7 - Observations
AIMS2 - Arthritis Impact Measurement Scales 2   
AIMS - Arthritis Impact Measurement Scales (Also short AIMS and shortened AIMS)
AIMS-D - Arthritis Impact Measurement Scale-Dutch   
ASES - Arthritis Self-Efficacy Scale (versions: ASES-8; ASES-AS - Ankylosing Spondylitis)
D-AIMS-2 - Dutch Arthitis Impact and Measurement Scales-
DFI - Functional Index Dutch
E-QoL - Euro Quality of Life Scale
FAS - Functional Assessment Survey
FIQ - Funtional Index Questionnaire
FSAI - Functional Status Assessment Instrument
FSI - Functional Status Index   
GARS - Groninger Activity Restriction Scale   
HAQ - Health Assessment Questionnaire (versions:MHAQ - Modified HAQ; HAQ-II)   
HFI/KFT - HFI/KFT = Hand Functional Index of the Keitel Functional Test
IRGL - Impact of Arthritis on Health and Lifestyle / Invloed van Rheuma op Gezondheid en Leefwijze   
IWB - Index of Well-Being
LDQ - Leeds Disability Questionnaire
MBI - Modified Barthel Index
MDR - MDR-Index
MFA - Musculoskeletal Function Assessment
MHAQ - Modified Health Assessment Questionnaire
MPPDQ - MACTAR Patient Preference Disability Questionnaire
MUMQ - Maastricht Utility Measurement Questionnaire
NHP - Nottingham Health Profile   
OSRA - Overall Status in Rheumatoid Arthritis
RAQoL - Rheumatoid Arthritis Quality of Life   
sAIMS - Shortened Arthritis Impact Measurement Scales
SF-36 - 36-item Short Form Health Survey [alias: RAND-36][alias: Medical Outcomes Study (MOS) SF-36]]    |  | also see:
SIP - Sickness Impact Profile   
SRQ - Self-Report Questionnaire
SW - Stair Walk
WOMAC - Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (Also I-WOMAC - Individualized WOMAC)   
WT - Walking Time-50 foot