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functional scoring system for rheumatoid arthritis patients with
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Disability Index is the reduced form of the well-known and
well-accepted Stanford Health Assessment Questionnaire. The
questionnaire was constituted by systematically removing those
questions with a low variance, from the self administered original full
version of Stanford Health Assessment Questionnaire.
Structure / Content
There are 10 questions. Each
question is scored 0 thru 3:
Without ANY difficulty= 0 point
With SOME difficulty= 1 point
With MUCH difficulty= 2 points
Unable to do=3 points
PLEASE TICK THE
ONE IN RESPONSE WHICH BEST DESCRIBES YOUR USUAL ABILITIES OVER THE PAST
you able to:
up from an armless straight chair?
Get in and
out of bed?
Eating are you
Lift a full
cup or glass to your mouth?
outdoors on flat ground?
up five steps?
and dry your entire body?
Get on and
off the toilet?
Grip are you
jars which have previously been opened?
Activities are you
Total score = Range 0-30. The
final score is expressed as a percentage.
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