PROMIS integrates the fields of Psychometrics, Survey Research, Health Information
Technology, Clinical Research, and Qualitative Research. PROMIS builds and validates
instruments that measure feelings, functions, and perceptions applicable to a range
of chronic conditions, enabling efficient and interpretable clinical research and
clinical practice application of patient–reported outcomes. PROMIS utilizes rigorous
methodology for developing its measures and testing their validity. This work integrates
qualitative and quantitative research and psychometrics. Content and disease experts
as well as thousands of patients provide input into the development process.
For an overview of PROMIS Methodology, refer to:
- PROMIS® Validity Standards Committee on behalf of the PROMIS Network
of Investigators. (2012) The
PROMIS® Instrument Development and Psychometric Evaluation Scientific
(unpublished document). The slide deck
about this document provides a general overview of each of the standards.
- Cella, D., Yount, S., Rothrock, N., Gershon, R., Cook, K., Reeve, B., Ader, D.,
Fries, J. F., Bruce, B., Matthias, R., & on behalf of the PROMIS cooperative
The Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS): Progress
of an NIH Roadmap Cooperative Group during its first two years. Medical
Care, 45(5), S3–11. (PMID: 17443116)
- DeWalt, D.A., Rothrock, N., Yount S., Stone, A., on behalf of the PROMIS Cooperative
Evaluation of Item Candidates –The PROMIS Qualitative Item Review.
Med Care 2007; 45: S12–S21.
- Cella, D., Riley, W., Stone, A., Rothrock, N., Reeve, B., Yount, S., Amtmann, D.,
Bode, R., Buysse, D., Choi, S., Cook, K., DeVellis, R., DeWalt, D., Fries, J. F.,
Gershon, R., Hahn, E. A., Pilkonis, P., Revicki, D., Rose, M., Weinfurt, K., Hays,
R., Lai, J–S, & on behalf of the PROMIS Cooperative Group. (2010). The Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS)
developed and tested its first wave of adult self–reported health outcome
item banks: 2005–2008. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 63(11), 1179–94.