Relevant Research


Publications Relevant to MDHAQ/RAPID3

  • Pincus, Theodore et. al. TOWARD A MULTIDIMENSIONAL HEALTH ASSESSMENT QUESTIONNAIRE (MDHAQ).  ARTHRITIS & RHEUMATISM.  Vol. 42, No. 10, October 1999, pp 2220–2230
  • Pincus, Theodore et. al. Further Development of a Physical Function Scale on a Multidimensional Health Assessment Questionnaire for Standard Care of Patients with Rheumatic Diseases.  The Journal of Rheumatology 2005; 32:8
  • Pincus, Theodore. A Multidimensional Health Assessment Questionnaire (MDHAQ) for All Patients with Rheumatic Diseases to Complete at All Visits in Standard Clinical Care. Bulletin of the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases 2007;65(2):150-60
  • Pincus, Theodore et. al. Quantitative measurement of patient status in the regular care of patients with rheumatic diseases over 25 years as a continuous quality improvement activity, rather than traditional research. Clin Exp Rheumatol 2007; 25 (Suppl. 47): S69-S81.
  • Pincus, Theodore et. al. A Multi-Dimensional Health Assessment Questionnaire (MDHAQ) and Routine Assessment of Patient Index Data (RAPID3) Scores are Informative in Patients with All Rheumatic Diseases.  Rheum Dis Clin N Am 35 (2009) 819–827
  • Pincus, Theodore et. al. Flowsheets That Include MDHAQ Physical Function, Pain, Global, and RAPID3 Scores, Laboratory Tests, and Medications to Monitor Patients with al l Rheumatic Diseases: An Electronic Database for an Electronic Medical Record. Rheum Dis Clin N Am 35 (2009) 829–842
  • Pincus, Theodore et. al. RAPID3 (Routine Assessment of Patient Index Data 3), a Rheumatoid Arthritis Index Without Formal Joint Counts for Routine Care: Proposed Severity Categories Compared to Disease Activity Score and Clinical Disease Activity Index Categories. The Journal of Rheumatology 2008; 35:11; doi:10.3899/jrheum.080182
  • Pincus, Theodore et. al. RAPID3 (Routine Assessment of Patient Index Data) on an MDHAQ (Multidimensional Health Assessment Questionnaire): Agreement With DAS28 (Disease Activity Score) and CDAI (Clinical Disease Activity Index) Activity Categories, Scored in Five Versus More Than Ninety Seconds. Arthritis Care & Research Vol. 62, No. 2, February 2010, pp 181–189.
  • Pincus, Theodore et. al. RAPID3—An Index of Physical Function, Pain, and Global Status as “Vital Signs” to Improve Care for People with Chronic Rheumatic Diseases. Bulletin of the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases 2009;67(2):211-25
  • Pincus, Theodore et. al. An Index of Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO-Index) Discriminates Effectively Between Active and Control Treatment in 4 Clinical Trials of Adalimumab in Rheumatoid Arthritis. The Journal of Rheumatology 2006; 33:11
  • Pincus, Theodore et. al. Proposed Severity and Response Criteria for Routine Assessment of Patient Index Data (RAPID3): Results for Categories of Disease Activity and Response Criteria in Abatacept Clinical Trials. J Rheumatol 2011;38;2565-2571
  • RAPID3 (Routine Assessment of Patient Index Data 3) Severity Categories and Response Criteria:Similar Results to DAS28 (Disease Activity Score) and CDAI (Clinical Disease Activity Index) in the RAPID 1 (Rheumatoid Arthritis Prevention of Structural Damage) Clinical Trial of Certolizumab Pegol. Arthritis Care & Research Vol. 63, No. 8, August 2011, pp 1142–1149
  • Askanase, Anca Dinu et. al. Quantitative Data for Care of Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in Usual Clinical Settings: A Patient Multidimensional Health Assessment Questionnaire and Physician Estimate of Noninflammatory Symptoms. The Journal of Rheumatology 2011; 38:7; doi:10.3899/jrheum.101091
  • Castrej√≥n, Isabel et. al. MDHAQ/RAPID3 to Recognize Improvement Over 2 Months in Usual Care of Patients With Osteoarthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Spondyloarthropathy, and Gout, as Well as Rheumatoid Arthritis. JCR: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology & Volume 19, Number 4, June 2013
  • Pincus, Theodore et. al. Prediction of Long-Term Mortality in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis according to Simple Questionnaire and Joint Count Measures  Ann Intern Med. 1994;120:26-34.
  • Callahan, Leigh F., Pincus, Theodore. Mortality in the Rheumatic Diseases.  Arthritis Care and Research. Vol. 8, No. 4, December 1995
  • Callahan, Leigh F. et. al. Formal Education and Five-Year Mortalitv in J Rheumatoid Arthritis: Mediation by Helplessness Scale Scores.  Arthritis Care and Research.  Vol. 9, No. 6, December 1996
  • Callahan, Leigh F. et. al. Measures of Activity and Damage in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Depiction of Changes and Prediction of Mortality over Five Years. Arthritis Care and Research.  Vol. 10, No. 6, December 1997
  • Pincus, Theodore et. al. The HAQ Compared with the MDHAQ: ‘‘Keep It Simple, Stupid’’ (KISS), with Feasibility and Clinical Value asPrimary Criteria for Patient Questionnaires in Usual Clinical Care. Rheum Dis Clin N Am 35 (2009) 787–798
  • Sokka, Tuulikki, Pincus, Theodore.  Poor physical function, pain and limited exercise: risk factors for premature mortality in the range of smoking or hypertension, identified on a simple patient self-report questionnaire for usual care. BMJ Open 2011;1:e000070. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2011-000070


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