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Table 1 Glossary of terms

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


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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]




Patient-reported outcome measure

A questionnaire used to measure the PRO

Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9)

Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) for pain


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

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