The Common Fund’s Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) program created new paradigms for how clinical research information is collected, used, and reported. PROMIS addressed a need in the clinical research community for a rigorously tested patient reported outcome (PRO) measurement tool that uses recent advances in information technology, psychometrics, and qualitative, cognitive, and health survey research to measure PROs such as pain, fatigue, physical functioning, emotional distress, and social role participation that have a major impact on quality-of-life across a variety of chronic diseases.
NEW! Related Funding Initiative
Please see new funding opportunity related to, but separate from, this Common Fund program!
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is announcing the release of a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) titled, “Validation of Pediatric Patient Reported Outcomes in Chronic Diseases (PEPR) Consortium (U19).” An overview of the FOA and a description of its structure can be found here. FAQs and information about an upcoming webinar describing the FOA will be forthcoming, so please check this page for future updates.
This Consortium will capitalize on recent advances in the science of patient reported outcomes to assess the health of children with a variety of chronic diseases and conditions in clinical research and care settings. The PEPR Consortium will use the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS®) pediatric self-report and parent proxy instruments.
All investigators interested in patient reported outcomes in chronic diseases affecting pediatric populations are encouraged to apply.
Letters of intent are due May 2, 2015. Applications are due June 2, 2015
Using PROMIS measures to evaluate patients’ recall of sexual function and activity reveals mood as a critical biasing factor
The NIH Common Fund Patient-Reported OutcomeMeasurement Information System® (PROMIS®) program aims to use patient-reported data to change the way clinical information is collected, utilized, and reported. For patients to be able to accurately report their symptoms and health-related quality of life to physicians and other care givers, measures must ask questions that are comprehensible and convey meaning to the patient while not burdening them with too many questions.
PROMIS Measures Enhance Clinical Care in Pediatric Oncology
The Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) is a program within the NIH Common Fund designed to change the way clinical information is collected, used, and reported. An important group to gather patient reported outcomes is the pediatric population. In a recent study, an NIH-funded research team spanning five clinical sites examined the usability of the PROMIS pediatric measures for oncology patients 8-17 years of age.
The Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) program is in the process of transitioning from Common Fund support. Common Fund programs are strategic investments that aim to achieve a set of high impact goals within a 5-10 year timeframe. At the conclusion of each program, deliverables transition to other sources of support or use within the scientific community.
Diagram of the PROMIS network structure