TABLE 5-5 Illness-Specific Patient-Reported Outcome Measures

Measure Description
Adult Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (AQLQ)a 32 items that produce 4 dimension scores relating to activity limitations, symptoms, emotional function, and environmental exposure.
Arthritis Impact Measurement Scales (AIMS)b 9 scales that measure physical, psychological, and social health status outcomes in rheumatoid arthritis patients.
Arthritis Self-efficacy Scale (ASES)c 20-item scale across 3 domains, including coping with pain, function and other symptoms to measure self-efficacy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Chronic Respiratory Questionnaire (CRQ)d 20 items that produce 4 dimension scores relating to dyspnea, fatigue, emotional functioning, and mastery to measure health-related quality of life in patients with difficulty breathing.
EXAcerbations of Chronic Pulmonary Disease Tool (EXACT)e 14-item daily diary to evaluate frequency, severity and duration of acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and chronic bronchitis.
Stanford Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ)f Five-dimension comprehensive outcome measure that assesses patient outcomes in four domains: disability, discomfort and pain, drug side-effects (toxicity), and dollar costs, developed for those with arthritis but now used more generically.
Seattle Angina Questionnaire (SAQ)g 19 items across 5 dimensions of coronary artery disease: anginal stability and frequency, physical limitation, treatment satisfaction, quality of life.
St. George Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ)h 50-item, 76 weighted responses divided into 3 components: symptoms, activity, and impacts to quantify health-related health status in patients with chronic airflow limitation.
Western Ontario McMasters University Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC)i 24 items across 3 subscales that assess pain, stiffness and physical function in patients with hip and/or knee osteoarthritis (OA).

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