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PROMIS® International

Recent PROMIS® International publication

Development of a Computer Adaptive Test for Depression Based on the Dutch-Flemish Version of the PROMIS Item Bank

Abstract: We developed a Dutch-Flemish version of the patient-reported outcomes measurement information system (PROMIS) adult V1.0 item bank for depression as input for computerized adaptive testing (CAT). As item bank, we used the Dutch-Flemish translation of the original PROMIS item bank (28 items) and additionally translated 28 U.S. depression items that failed to make the final U.S. item bank. Through psychometric analysis of a combined clinical and general population sample (N = 2,010), 8 added items were removed. With the final item bank, we performed several CAT simulations to assess the efficiency of the extended (48 items) and the original item bank (28 items), using various stopping rules. Both item banks resulted in highly efficient and precise measurement of depression and showed high similarity between the CAT simulation scores and the full item bank scores. We discuss the implications of using each item bank and stopping rule for further CAT development.

Read the full manuscript here

The PROMIS International Committee is a collaboration of scientists and clinicians designed to optimize and harmonize global use of PROMIS measures and related resources for research, clinical care, and population monitoring. The committee helps to identify, coordinate, and promote best practices to develop, translate, validate, and utilize PROMIS measures across countries. Additional information about the committee’s scientific activities and opportunities to get involved can be found on the PROMIS Health Organization website.

To learn more about the efforts in a specific country, contact these PROMIS partners:

Contacts:
Phil Batterham
philip.batterham@anu.edu.au

Madeleine King
madeleine.king@sydney.edu.au

Rebecca Mercieca-Bebber*
Rebecca.mercieca@sydney.edu.au

*Please contact Rebecca if you would like to join the Australian PROMIS group mailing list.

Contacts:
Susan Bartlett, PhD
McGill University
susan.bartlett@mcgill.ca

Please contact us if you would like to join the PROMIS Canada mailing list.
PROMIS.Canada@mcgill.ca 

Or visit us at online at:
http://www.mcgill.ca/can-pro-network/promis-canada

Contact:
Jakob Bue Bjørner
Honorary Professor

University of Copenhagen
Department of Public Health
Section of social medicine
Øster Farimagsgade 5
Postbox 2099
1014 Copenhagen K
DIR 3532 7394
MOB 2062 3290
jakob.bjorner@sund.ku.dk

Jakob Bue Bjørner

Honorary Professor

University of Copenhagen

Department of Public Health

Section of social medicine

Øster Farimagsgade 5
Postbox 2099
1014 Copenhagen K

DIR 3532 7394

MOB 2062 3290

jakob.bjorner@sund.ku.dk

Contacts:
Matthias Rose, MD, PhD
Sandra Nolte, PhD 

Medical Clinic
Department of Psychosomatic Medicine
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Charitéplatz 1
10117 Berlin, Germany
Email: info@promis-germany.de

Further Affiliations:

Matthias Rose 
Associate Professor
Department of Quantitative Health Sciences
University of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, Massachusetts 01655
USA

Fabio Efficace, PhD
Head, Health Outcomes Research Unit,
Chairman, Working Party Quality of Life,
Gruppo Italiano Malattie EMatologiche dell’Adulto (GIMEMA)
GIMEMA Central Office
Via Benevento, 6
00161-Rome,
Italy
Phone: +39 06 441639831
E-mail: f.efficace@gimema.it

Contacts:
Kazuhiro Yoshiuchi, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Dep. of Stress Sciences & Psychosomatic Medicine
Graduate School of Medicine
The University of Tokyo
email: kyoshiuc-tky@umin.ac.jp
phone: +81-3-5800-9764
fax: +81-3-5800-9737

Takeko Oishi, Ph.D.
email: toishi-tky@umin.ac.jp

PROMIS translation:
The Dutch-Flemish translation has been coordinated by the Dutch-Flemish PROMIS Group in conjunction with FACITtrans, under the direction of Dr. Caroline Terwee and Dr. Maarten Boers of VU University Medical Center.  

Caroline B Terwee, PhD
VU University Medical Center
Knowledgecenter Measurement Instruments
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research
van der Boechorststraat 7
1081 BT Amsterdam
Phone: +31 20 4448187
Fax: +31 20 4448181

E-mail: cb.terwee@vumc.nl

The Dutch-Flemish PROMIS group have developed their own website (in Dutch-Flemish).

Wojciech Glinkowski, MD, PhD
w.glinkowski@gmail.com
+48601230577
Polish Telemedicine Society and Medical University of Warsaw
http://polskipromis.pl/home/
www.telemedycyna.org
www.teleorto.pl
www.e-zdrowie.org
http://zimit.wum.edu.pl/

Wojciech Glinkowski, MD, PhD

w.glinkowski@gmail.com

+48601230577

Polish Telemedicine Society and Medical University of Warsaw

http://polskipromis.pl/home/

www.telemedycyna.org

www.teleorto.pl

www.e-zdrowie.org

http://zimit.wum.edu.pl/

Contacts:
Jordi Alonso, MD, PhD 
Director, Program of Epidemiology & Public Health 
IMIM - Institut Hospital del Mar d’Investigacions Mèdiques, Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), CIBERESP 
jalonso@imim.es

Mailing address:
Carrer del Dr. Aiguader, 88, edifici PRBB 
08003 BARCELONA, Spain.
Phone: (+34) 933 160 760
Fax: (+34) 933 160 740
Web site: www.imim.es

John Chaplin, PhD
john.chaplin@gu.se
+46708628857
Sahlgrenska Academy at Gothenburg University
http://promisinternational.se/

Wojciech Glinkowski, MD, PhD

w.glinkowski@gmail.com

+48601230577

Polish Telemedicine Society and Medical University of Warsaw

http://polskipromis.pl/home/

www.telemedycyna.org

www.teleorto.pl

www.e-zdrowie.org

http://zimit.wum.edu.pl/

Chris Gibbons, PhD
cg598@cam.ac.uk 
University of Cambridge

Jose Maria Valderas, PhD, MPH
j.m.valderas@exeter.ac.uk 
University of Exeter

Wojciech Glinkowski, MD, PhD

w.glinkowski@gmail.com

+48601230577

Polish Telemedicine Society and Medical University of Warsaw

http://polskipromis.pl/home/

www.telemedycyna.org

www.teleorto.pl

www.e-zdrowie.org

http://zimit.wum.edu.pl/

Contact

Helena Correia
Translation Manager

Helena-correia@northwestern.edu


 Contact Helena at the PROMIS Statistical Center for more information.