Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) Calculator

For each item, please indicate the response that best describes your abilities over the past 8 days.

Dress and get ready
Are you able to get dressed, including tying your shoelaces and
Are you able to wash your hair?
Get up
Are you able to get up from a chair?
Are you able to get into bed and get out of bed?
Are you able to cut your meat?
Are you able to lift a full cup or glass to your mouth?
Can you open a carton of milk or fruit juice?
To walk
Are you able to walk on flat ground outdoors?
Are you able to climb 5 steps?
Check any assistive devices used for any of these activities
Check all categories for which you need the help of another person
Are you able to wash and dry yourself completely?

Are you able to take a bath?
Can you sit down and get up from a toilet seat?
Atteindre et attraper un objet
Are you able to reach and pick up an object weighing 2.5 kg from above your head?
Are you able to bend down to pick up an item of clothing from the floor?
Are you able to open a car door?
Can you unscrew the lid of a jar that has already been opened once?
Can you open and close a faucet?
Other activites
Are you able to do your shopping?

Are you able to get in and out of the car?
Are you able to do household chores such as vacuuming or doing light gardening?
Check any assistive devices used for any of these activities
Check all categories for which you need the help of an other person

Result :

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory arthritis in which the joints, usually in the hands and feet, develop inflammation, resulting in swelling, pain and, often, joint destruction.

The immune system damages the joints and connective tissues.

The joints (usually the small joints of the limbs) are painful and stiff for more than 60 minutes after getting up and after a period of inactivity.

Fever, weakness and damage to other organs may occur.

Diagnosis is made primarily on the basis of symptoms, but also on rheumatoid factor serologic tests and x-rays.

Treatment may include exercises, splinting, medications (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs, and immunosuppressants), and sometimes surgery.

Worldwide, almost 1% of the population suffers from rheumatoid arthritis, regardless of ethnicity or country of origin, with an incidence 2 to 3 times higher in women than in men. Rheumatoid arthritis usually begins between the ages of 35 and 50, but it can occur at any age. A disease similar to rheumatoid arthritis can occur in children. The disease is then called juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Nevertheless, the prognosis for juvenile idiopathic arthritis is often somewhat different.

Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) Calculator

HAQ (Health Assessment Questionnaire) is a functional disability tool specific to rheumatoid arthritis. The assessment covers the past week and covers 8 areas studying physical activity.

The result ranges from 0 (no impact) to 3 (maximum impact). For technical reasons, the "Other" items have been split to allow another helper to be specified for each item.