How do I interpret the HAQ-II insights?

The Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) II is a patient reported survey instrument used to measure disability and physical function in patients with rheumatic diseases. It is scored on a scale of 0 to 30 with a score of 0 representing no disability and a 30 representing severe disability.

Surveys are sent to patients based on a diagnosis of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, lupus, gout, and other rheumatic diseases. In reviewing your physicians’ scores, you should expect to see a higher baseline score for patients followed by a decrease in score at subsequent administration points with treatment.

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