MDHAQ-RAPID3

FAQs

What is the Multidimensional HAQ (MDHAQ)?

What is the RAPID3?

Can I modify the questionnaire wording?

What methods of administration can be used with the MDHAQ/RAPID3?

Can I reformat the questionnaire?

How do I obtain permission to use the MDHAQ/RAPID3? 

What are the licensing fees associated with the MDHAQ/RAPID3?

What Clinical Trials have used the MDHAQ/RAPID3?

What translations of the MDHAQ/RAPID3 are available?

What are some of the concerns and misconceptions of many Rheumatologists regarding the MDHAQ/RAPID3?

 

What is the Multidimensional HAQ (MDHAQ)?

The activities chosen for the MHAQ generally were the simplest among the two or three within each HAQ category, as the other activities were not performed by all patients, such as “shampoo your hair” or “take a tub bath.” Therefore, MHAQ scores were systematically 0.3-0.4 units lower than HAQ scores. Furthermore, as the status of patients improved in the 1990s, scores of 0 in patients who had recognized functional disability, known as “floor effects,” were seen increasingly for both the MHAQ and the HAQ. In order to address these concerns, a multidimensional HAQ (MDHAQ) was developed and reported, in 1999, to include complex activities and psychological status. The MDHAQ reduced the proportion of patients with floor effects for the HAQ and the MHAQ, from 16% and 23%, respectively, to only 5%.

What is the RAPID3?

RAPID3 is a simple composite index of physical function, pain, and patient global estimate, each scored 0-10, for a total of 30. In clinical trials, RAPID3 is compiled from the HAQ, with 20 activities of daily living (ADLs) to score physical function and two 10-cm line visual analog scales (VAS) for pain and patient estimate of global status.22 In clinical care, RAPID3 is compiled from an MDHAQ, with 10 activities to score physical function and two 21-circle VAS scores for pain and patient global estimate.

Can I modify the questionnaire wording?

The MDHAQ/RAPID3 may not be modified without the consent and knowledge of Dr. Pincus. 

What methods of administration can be used with the MDHAQ/RAPID3? 

The MDHAQ/RAPID3 was originally developed in US English and validated for paper administration. Neither the original US English nor any of the translations have been adapted for PDA or IVR administration. Languages may be adapted for use on a tablet device. Please contact MDHAQ@corptransinc.com for further information on adaptations for different methods of administration.

Can I reformat the questionnaire?

The MDHAQ/RAPID3 may be reformatted (e.g., different font, boxes, or blanks) to make it consistent with other instruments used in a study.

How do I obtain permission to use the MDHAQ/RAPID3? 

The instrument may not be reproduced or translated in whole or in part without the express written permission of the copyright holder. To obtain permission to use the instrument, please contact:

Corporate Translations, Inc.
77 Hartland Street
East Hartford, CT 06108
Tel: 860-727-6000
Fax: 860-727-6001
E-mail: MDHAQ@corptransinc.com

Additionally, we ask users to notify us when they publish or present MDHAQ/RAPID3 data so that this information can be added to our web site.

What are the licensing fees associated with the MDHAQ/RAPID3? 

The MDAHQ/RAPID3 is available to academic researchers without fees. Pharmaceutical companies wishing to use the instrument should contact MDHAQ@corptransinc.com to obtain a quote.

Implementation of the MDHAQ/RAPID3 in an electronic medical record (EMR) is subject to a royalty or license fee, which goes to support further development of the MDHAQ/RAPID3.

What Clinical Trials have used the MDHAQ/RAPID3?

The MDHAQ/RAPID3 has been successfully used in numerous studies with positive results. View our Clinical Trials page for a complete list of those that have used the MDHAQ/RAPID3.

What translations of the MDHAQ/RAPID3 are available?

Click here for a list of available translations of the MDHAQ/RAPID3.

Existing translations can be obtained by contacting:

Corporate Translations, Inc.
77 Hartland Street
East Hartford, CT 06108
Tel: 860-727-6000
Fax: 860-727-6001
E-mail: MDHAQ@corptransinc.com

What are some of the concerns and misconceptions of many Rheumatologists regarding the MDHAQ/RAPID3?

Click here for detailed information on some of the common concerns and misconceptions regarding the MDHAQ.


 

Questionnaire Information

Because The activities chosen for the MHAQ generally were the simplest among the two or three within each HAQ category, as the other activities were not performed by all patients.

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