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View an introduction to the PROMIS Sexual Function and Satisfaction Measures.

The PROMIS Health Organization is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation that works to develop, maintain, improve, and apply PROMIS measures.

Intro to PROMIS®


Adult Assessment

PROMIS developed self-report measures for adults for the functions, symptoms, behaviors, and feelings shown here. Measures are applicable to the general population and to those with chronic conditions.

PROMIS Adult framework column format Apr 17 2017 small


Pediatric Assessment

PROMIS developed pediatric measures for the functions, symptoms, behaviors, and feelings shown here. Self-report measures are used for children ages 5-17. Parent proxy-report measures are used for children ages 5-17. Measures are applicable to the general population and to those with chronic conditions.

PROMIS Pediatric framework column format Jan 12 2017

Short Forms, Computer Adaptive Tests, and Profiles

PROMIS offers multiple types of instruments.

  • Short Forms: fixed set of 4-10 items or questions for one domain
  • Computer Adaptive Tests (CATs): items are dynamically selected for administration from an item bank based upon the respondent’s previous answers. Usually 4-12 items with a high level of measurement precision. Try out a CAT!
  • Profiles: fixed collection of short forms from multiple domains

PROMIS is Appropriate for Use Across a Range of Patient Populations

PROMIS measures can be used in the general population and with adults and pediatric populations with a chronic condition(s). Learn more about the advantages of universally-relevant versus disease-attributed measures.

PROMIS measures can be administered alongside Neuro-QoL, ASCQ-Me®, and NIH Toolbox® measures that assess other aspects of health and function.