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Table 1 Glossary of terms

From: Common patient-reported outcomes across ICHOM Standard Sets: the potential contribution of PROMIS®

Abbreviation Full text Definition Examples
PRO Patient-reported outcome Any report of the status of a patient’s health condition that comes directly from the patient, without interpretation of the patient’s response by a clinician or anyone else [61] Depression
Pain
PROM Patient-reported outcome measure A questionnaire used to measure the PRO Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9)
Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) for pain
PROMIS Patient-reported outcomes measurement information system A set of generic PROMs that can be used as short forms or CAT to measure aspects of physical, mental, and social health in adults and children across medical conditions www.healthmeasures.net/promis
PROMIS measure Patient-reported outcomes measurement information system measure A PROM (short form or CAT) from the PROMIS system PROMIS® Item Bank V1.0 Depression-Short Form 8a
PROMIS® Item Bank V1.1 Pain Interference CAT
  1. CAT Computerized Adaptive Test, where a computer algorithm consecutively selects questions from a large set of questions (item bank), based on responses to previous questions