Table 1

 Overview of differences between the Dutch consensus Health Assessment Questionnaire and other versions

ConsensusNijmegenLeidenUtrecht
LayoutAfter every item, choice options in words and a tick box for aids or help from another person
IntroductionMinor changes
Wording of choicesMinor changes
Number of items20202420
Changes in items/dimensionsObject of 2.5 kg (see results)Items added:Hygiene item (bath) deleted; grip item (pencil) added
Dressing (clothes/closets);
hygiene (faucets repeated);
reach (comb hair);
activities (use public transportation)
Changes in aidsBetter wordingone hygiene aid deleted