The questionnaires below are for use by physicians. If you are trying to enroll in FORWARD, please see the FORWARD enrollment page. If you are already enrolled and are having trouble locating your questionnaire please see go to our login page or contact FORWARD.

A guide to questionnaires available from FORWARD

FORWARD offers questionnaires without charge, for your clinical practice or for research. You can choose which questionnaire you need. These forms can be utilized as the basis of a mailed or faxback report to you or we can set up a secure site for you to be able to download data or pdfs to your electronic medical record system.

FORWARD offers several general types of questionnaires. Modification of the questionnaires to include or exclude items is possible. When used in the clinic, these questionnaires are not meant to be sufficient in and of themselves. Usually clinicians collect physical examination, laboratory and treatment data separately, although it is possible to collect them with FORWARD forms, too.

Most questionnaires are also available in Spanish and International English.

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HAQ II functional assessment questionnaire.


Arthritis and Rheumatology Clinics of Kansas clinical questionnaire, ARCK.


The CLINHAQ is a one-page questionnaire designed to collect basic visit information as well as contact information. With this form, the goal is to enroll patients into FORWARD so they will receive FORWARD Comprehensive questionnaires


The CLINHAQ II is based on the HAQ and HAQ-II functional assessments. It also contains additional scales. In exchange for the increased length, these questionnaires handle more dimensions of health and provide more clinical information.

FORWARD Comprehensive Survey Questionnaire (CSQ)

The FORWARD Comprehensive Survey Questionnaire (CSQ) is a 28 page comprehensive assessment administered by mail, Web entry or email PDF format at 6 month intervals to FORWARD study participants. The CSQ documents all treatments, SF-36, direct and indirect medical cost, adverse events, symptoms, utilities and all other key rheumatic disease outcomes. The CSQ includes single item scales for sleep, anxiety and depression. It also includes review of systems and a self-report joint count.

FORWARD Brief Survey Questionnaire (BSQ)

BSQ: Brief survey questionnaire is a shorter version of the CSQ questionnaire for patients with rheumatic diseases. It is designed for patients who are unable to complete the CSQ.

ACR FM 2010 diagnostic criteria questionnaire modified for direct patient administration

For details, see Wolfe F, Clauw D, Fitzcharles MA, Goldenberg D, Häuser W, Katz RS, et al. Fibromyalgia Criteria and Severity Scales for Clinical and Epidemiological Studies: A Modification of the ACR Preliminary Diagnostic Criteria for Fibromyalgia. J Rheumatol. 2011;38:113-22.

Need help with the questionnaire options available? Contact FORWARD for more information.

Data entry methods for FORWARD questionnaires

PAPER QUESTIONNAIRE: The easiest option for use in the clinic. After completion of forms by patients, they can be scored by the physician or physician’s staff and/or mailed to FORWARD in postage paid envelopes, or faxed to FORWARD for automatic scoring. The data is then reported back to the physician within minutes in a longitudinal flow sheet format that incorporates all of the patient’s previous data. Click here to see faxback report.

Questionnaires can also be scored by rheumatologists themselves for immediate use in the clinic. If forwarded to FORWARD, data will be entered into a longitudinal data bank for use by the rheumatologist.

DIRECT INTERNET ENTRY: All questionnaires are available through the web for easy data entry.

OFF-LINE ELECTRONIC ENTRY: All questionnaires are available as programmed PDF forms.

Please note: All of these forms are HIPAA compliant and have been approved by IRBs.