PROMIS provides clinicians efficient, reliable, and valid assessments of adult and
child self–reported health including ability to function, symptoms, feelings
and perceptions; all measures are based on a rigorous methodology.
PROMIS measures can be used as primary or secondary endpoints in clinical studies
of the effectiveness of treatment. They are particularly important to evaluating
the effectiveness of health care for conditions which have no cure; since for these,
the goal of therapy is to improve patients’ abilities to function and to reduce
symptoms associated with the condition. PROMIS enables clinicians to describe the
implications of therapy to patients' lives including what they are able to do and
how they feel.
View a short (3 minute) video that provides a brief description on what PROMIS is.
Learn more about PROMIS instruments, instrument development, instrument reliability and validity, CAT and the Assessment Center
by viewing a series of six short webinars.
Learn more about item response theory through this 6-part series on item response theory.
Check out some sample questions from
item bank forms. You may also receive a zip file of selected PROMIS short forms by email.
If you are using PROMIS research data in a manuscript that will be published, please
be sure to include these acknowledgements in your paper.