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Patient Reported Outcome Measurement Information System

The Patient Reported Outcome Measurement Information System (PROMIS®) is a repository of reliable, precise measures of patient-reported outcomes (PROs). Funded by the National Institutes of Health, PROMIS provides researchers and health care providers with efficient and responsive self-reported health measures for both adults and children. PROMIS PROs cover three areas, or domains: (1) physical, (2) mental, and (3) social health. This entry discusses the advantages of PROMIS, the rigorous methodology used to develop the measures, and their availability.

What Makes PROMIS Unique?

PROMIS is unique in several ways compared with other PRO tools. First, all domains are scored with a common metric so that it is possible to compare health conditions by domain using the same scale (a t score normed to the general population of ...

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