List of Pediatric Measures

Available PROMIS® Measures for Pediatric Self-Report (ages 8-17)
and Parent Proxy Report (ages 5-17)   

Pediatric and Parent Proxy Domains Definition Pediatric Parent Proxy Report for Pediatric Patients

Bank/ Scale

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Short Form

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Bank/ Scale

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Short Form

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Global Health* Overall evaluation of one’s physical and mental health. 7, 9   7, 9  
Mental Health    
Cognitive Function Difficulties in cognitive abilities (e.g., memory, attention, and decision making), and difficulties in the application of such abilities to everyday tasks (e.g., planning, organizing, calculating, remembering, and learning). 43 7 43 7
Emotional Distress – Anger Angry mood (irritability, frustration), negative social cognitions (interpersonal sensitivity, envy, disagreeableness), and efforts to control anger. 9 5 5  
Emotional Distress – Anxiety Fear (fearfulness, panic), anxious misery (worry, dread), hyperarousal (tension, nervousness, restlessness), and somatic symptoms related to arousal (racing heart, dizziness). 15 8 13 8
Emotional Distress – Depressive Symptoms Negative mood (sadness, guilt), views of self (self- criticism,worthlessness), and social cognition (loneliness, interpersonal alienation), as well as decreased positive affect and engagement (loss of interest, meaning, and purpose). 14 8 13 6
Life Satisfaction Global and context-specific evaluations of a child’s life. Conceptual facets include global evaluations of life, context-specific evaluations of life, assessments of life conditions, and comparisons of one’s life with others’ lives. 42 4, 8 42 4, 8
Meaning and Purpose A child's sense that life has purpose and there are good reasons for living, including hopefulness, optimism, goal-directedness, and feelings that one’s life is worthy. 44 4, 8 44 4, 8
Positive Affect A child's momentary positive or rewarding affective experiences, such as feelings and mood associated with pleasure, joy, elation, contentment, pride, affection, happiness, engagement, and excitement. 39 4, 8 39 4, 8
Psychological Stress Experiences The thoughts or feelings about self and the world in the context of environmental or internal challenges. Items represent 3 facets of psychological stress reactions: feeling overwhelmed, perceived lack of control of capacity to manage one’s life, and cognitive-perceptual disruption. 19 4, 8 12 4, 8
Physical Health    
Asthma Impact Asthma-specific symptoms that include cough, wheeze, shortness of breath, and avoidance of triggers. Also, asthma-associated impacts such as missing school or activities with other children. 17 8 17 8
Fatigue Range of symptoms, from mild subjective feelings of tiredness to an overwhelming, debilitating, and sustained sense of exhaustion. 25 10 23 10
Pain – Behavior Behaviors that typically indicate to others that an individual is experiencing pain. These actions or reactions can be verbal or nonverbal, and involuntary or deliberate. 47 8 51 8
Pain – Interference Consequences of pain on relevant aspects of one’s life. This includes the extent to which pain hinders engagement with social, cognitive, emotional, physical, and recreational activities. 20 8 13 8
Physical Activity Self-reported capability rather than actual performance of physical activities. This includes the functioning of one’s upper extremities (dexterity), lower extremities (walking or mobility), and central regions (neck, back), as well as instrumental activities of daily living. 10 4, 8 10 4, 8
Physical Function – Mobility Activities of physical mobility such as getting out of bed or a chair to activities such as running. 24 8 23 8
Physical Function – Upper Extremity Activities that require use of the upper extremity including shoulder, arm, and hand activities. 34 8 29 8
Physical Stress Experience The physically experienced sensations associated with responses to internal or external challenges including arousal, agitation, pain, and gastrointestinal distress. 26 4, 8 26 4, 8
Strength Impact A child's capacity to perform functional activities of daily living that require significant amount of muscle force generation. 12 4, 8 12 4, 8
Social Health    
Peer Relationships Quality of relationships with friends and other acquaintances. 15 8 15 7
Profiles          
PROMIS Pediatric/Parent Proxy Profile 25 A collection of 4-item short forms assessing anxiety, depressive symptoms, fatigue, pain interference, physical function-mobility, and peer relationships as well as a single pain intensity item.   25   25
PROMIS Pediatric/Parent Proxy Profile 37 A collection of 6-item short forms assessing anxiety, depressive symptoms, fatigue, pain interference, physical function-mobility, and peer relationships as well as a single pain intensity item.   37   37
PROMIS Pediatric/Parent Proxy Profile 49 A collection of 8-item short forms assessing anxiety, depressive symptoms, fatigue, pain interference, physical function-mobility, and peer relationships as well as a single pain intensity item.   49   49

Last updated July 22, 2016

*The Global Health 7-item measure produces one score. The Global Health 7+2 measure produces the same single score but also includes a fatigue item and pain interference item whose raw scores can be used to describe the respondent(s).

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Types of Measures

PROMIS measures include item banks, short forms, or computer adaptive tests (CATs). Scales are collections of scored items to be administered in their entirety. Profiles measure multiple concepts through a fixed collection of short forms. Pools are collections of related items not intended to produce a summary score, but to be used as single items.

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