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Available Translations

PROMIS® measures are available in languages other than English.

Translations result from a process of forward and back-translation, multiple expert reviews, harmonization across languages, and cognitive debriefing with a sample of native speakers of the target language (linguistic validation). A universal approach to translation ensures that, whenever possible, one language version is created for multiple countries instead of country-specific versions of the same language.

Adult Measures

PROMIS Domain

Item Bank and Short Forms

(Note: If a bank is translated, all the short forms derived from that bank are available as well.)

Only Short Forms
Emotional Distress - Anger v1.1

Chinese-Traditional, Dutch, Korean, Spanish 

(German translation in progress)

 
Emotional Distress - Anxiety v1.0

Chinese-Traditional, Dutch, German, Korean, Portuguese-Br, Spanish

(Danish, Finnish, French and Hebrew translations in progress)

Arabic (4a, 6a, 8a, 8b), Bulgarian (4a), Chinese-Simplified (4a, 7a), Croatian (4a), Czech (4a), Finnish (4a, 6a, 8a), French (4a), Georgian (4a), Greek (4a), Hungarian (4a, 6a, 8a), Italian (4a), Japanese (4a), Lithuanian (4a), Malay (4a), Norwegian (4a, 6a, 8a), Orya (4a), Polish (4a), Romanian (4a), Russian (4a), Serbian (4a),  Slovak (4a), Swedish (4a), Tamil (4a), Thai (4a), Turkish (4a), Ukrainian (4a)

Emotional Distress - Depression v1.0

Chinese-Traditional, Dutch, German, Hungarian, Portuguese-Br, Korean, Spanish 

(Danish, Finnish, French, Hebrew and Polish translations in progress)

Bulgarian (4a), Chinese-Simplified (8b, 4a, 6a), Croatian (4a), Czech (8b, 4a, 6a, 8a), Finnish (4a, 6a, 8b), French (8b, 4a, 6a), Georgian (4a), Greek (4a), Hungarian (8b, 4a, 6a, 8a), Italian (8b, 4a, 6a), Japanese (4a), Lithuanian (4a), Malay (4a), Nepalese (8b), (Norwegian (4a, 6a, 8a, 8b), Orya (4a), Polish (8b, 4a, 6a), Romanian (4a), Russian (8b, 4a, 6a), Serbian (4a), Slovak (4a), Swedish (4a), Tamil (4a), Thai (4a), Turkish (4a), Ukrainian (8b, 4a, 6a)

Fatigue v1.0

Dutch, Spanish, Korean, Portuguese-Br

(Danish, Finnish, French, Icelandic and Swedish translations in progress)

Afrikaans (4a, 6a, 8a), Arabic (7a, 4a, 6a, 8a), Bosnian (4a, 6a, 8a), Bulgarian (7a, 4a, 6a, 8a), Chinese-Simplified (7a, 4a, 6a, 8a), Chinese-Traditional (7a, 4a, 6a, 8a), Croatian (7a, 4a, 6a, 8a), Czech (7a, 4a, 6a, 8a), Danish (7a, 4a, 6a, 8a), Estonian (4a, 6a, 8a), Finnish (7a, 4a, 6a, 8a), French (7a, 4a, 6a, 8a), Georgian (4a), German (7a, 4a, 6a, 8a), Greek (7a, 4a, 6a, 8a), Gujarati (7a, 4a), Haitian-Creole (4a, 6a, 8a), Hungarian (7a, 4a, 6a, 8a), Icelandic (4a, 6a, 8a), Italian (7a, 4a, 6a, 8a), Japanese (7a, 4a, 6a, 8a), Korean (7a, 4a, 6a, 8a), Latvian (4a, 6a, 8a), Lithuanian (4a, 6a, 7a, 8a), Malay (4a, 6a, 8a), Norwegian (7a, 4a, 6a, 8a), Orya (7a, 4a), Polish (7a, 4a, 6a, 8a), Portuguese-Br (7a, 4a, 6a, 8a), Portuguese-Pt (7a), Romanian (7a, 4a, 6a, 8a), Russian (7a, 4a, 6a, 8a), Serbian (4a, 6a, 7a, 8a), Slovak (7a, 4a,6a,8a), Swedish (7a, 4a, 6a, 8a),Turkish (7a, 4a, 6a, 8a), Tamil (7a, 4a), Thai (4a), Ukrainian (7a, 4a, 6a, 8a)

General Life Satisfaction (Spanish translation in progress)  Spanish (5a)
GI - Belly Pain  Polish, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian  
GI - Diarrhea Polish, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian  
GI - Nausea and Vomiting Polish, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian  
Itch - Activity & Clothing    

French (4a, 8a), German (4a, 8a), Polish (4a, 8a), Spanish (4a, 8a)

(Italian, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese in progress)

Itch - Interference    

French (4a, 8a), German (4a, 8a), Polish (4a, 8a), Spanish (4a, 8a)

(Italian, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese in progress)

Itch - Mood & Sleep    

French (4a, 8a), German (4a, 8a), Polish (4a, 8a), Spanish (4a, 8a)

(Italian, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese in progress)

Itch - Scratching Behavior Scale 5a n/a  

French (5a), German (5a), Polish (5a), Spanish (5a)

(Italian, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese in progress)

Meaning and Purpose (Spanish translation in progress)  
Pain Behavior v1.1

Dutch, Spanish

(French translation in progress)

 Finnish (7a), Nepalese (7a)
Pain Interference v1.1

Dutch, German, Spanish, Portuguese-Br

(Danish, Finnish, French, Hebrew and Korean translations in progress)

Bulgarian (4a), Chinese-Simplified (4a, 6b), Chinese-Traditional (4a, 6b), Croatian (4a), Czech (6b), Danish (4a, 6b), Finnish (6b), French (4a, 6b), Georgian (4a), Greek (4a), Hungarian (4a, 6a, 8a), Italian (4a, 6b), Japanese (4a), Korean (4a), Lithuanian (4a), Malay (4a), Norwegian (6b, 4a, 6a, 8a), Nepalese (6b), Orya (4a), Polish (4a, 6b), Romanian (4a), Russian (4a), Serbian (4a), Slovak (4a), Swedish (4a), Tamil (4a), Thai (4a), Turkish (4a), Ukrainian (4a)

Pain Intensity v1.0 (1-item scale)

Afrikaans, Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese -Simplified, Chinese -Traditional, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian, Orya, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Welsh

(Belarusian, Bosnian, Finnish, Kannada, Kazakh, Macedonian, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Telugu, Urdu, Xhosa, Zulu translations are in progress)

 
Pain Intensity v1.0 (3-item scale)

Spanish, German, Finnish

(Japanese, Korean in progress)

 

Physical Function v1.2 and v1.2 /v2.0  short forms

Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Korean, Portuguese-Br, Spanish

(French, Hebrew and Polish translations in progress)

Afrikaans (4a, 6b, 8b FOP-PFQ items), Arabic (4a,10b), Bulgarian (4a, 6b, 8b, 10b), Chinese-Simplified  (4a, 6b, 8b, 10a), Chinese-Traditional  (4a, 6b, 8b, 10a, 10b),Croatian (4a, 6b, 8b), Czech (4a, 6b, 8b), French (4a, 6b, 8b, 7a, 10a, 10b, 20a, v2 Mobility, FOP-PFQ items), Georgian (4a), Greek (4a), (Hebrew (10b), Hungarian (4a, 6b, 8b, 10a), Italian (4a, 6b, 8b, 10a, 10b, 20a, FOP-PFQ items),), Japanese (4a, FOP-PFQ items), Korean (4a, 6b, 8b, 10b), Lithuanian (4a), Malay (4a, 6b, 8b), Norwegian (4a, 6b, 8b), Orya (4a), Polish (4a, 6b, 8b, 10a, 10b), Romanian (4a, 10b), Russian (4a, 10a, 10b, FOP-PFQ items),), Serbian (4a), Slovak (4a), Swedish (4a, FOP-PFQ items), Tamil (4a), Thai (4a), Ukrainian (4a, 10a, 10b), Xhosa (4a, 6b, 8b), Zulu (4a, 6b, 8b)

Positive Affect    Spanish (15a)
Sleep Disturbance v1.0

Chinese-Traditional, Dutch, German, Latvian, Spanish, Portuguese-Br

(Danish, French, Hebrew and Polish translations in progress)

Bulgarian (4a, 6a, 8a), Chinese-Simplified (4a, 8b), Croatian (4a), Czech (4a), Danish (4a, 6a), Finnish (4a, 6a, 8a), French (4a, 6a, 8a), Georgian (4a), Greek (4a), Hungarian (4a, 6a, 8a), Italian (4a), Japanese (4a, 6a, 8a), Korean (4a), Lithuanian (4a), Malay (4a), Norwegian (4a, 6a, 8a), Nepalese (8b), Polish (4a, 6a, 8a), Romanian (4a, 6a, 8a), Russian (4a, 6a, 8a), Serbian (4a), Slovak (4a), Swedish (4a), Tamil (4a), Thai (4a), Turkish (4a), Ukrainian (4a)

Sleep-Related Impairment v1.0

Chinese-Traditional, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish

(Danish, French, German, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean and Polish translations in progress)

 French (8a), German (8a), Japanese (8a), Polish 8a
Satisfaction with Participation in Discretionary Social Activities v1.0 Dutch, German, Spanish  Finnish (7a)
Satisfaction with Participation in Social Roles v1.0 Dutch, German, Portuguese, Spanish Czech (4a, 6a, 8a), French (4a, 6a, 8a), Hungarian (4a, 6a, 8a), Polish (4a, 6a, 8a)
Satisfaction with Social Roles and Activities v2.0 Dutch, Spanish  Finnish (4a, 6a, 8a)
Ability to Participate in Social Roles and Activities v2.0          

Dutch, Spanish

(French translation in progress)

Bulgarian (4a), Chinese-Simplified (4a), Chinese-Traditional (4a), Croatian (4a), Czech (4a), Finnish (4a, 6a, 8a), French (4a), German (4a), Georgian (4a), Greek (4a), Hungarian (4a, 6a, 8a),  Italian (4a), Japanese (4a), Korean (4a), Lithuanian (4a), Malay (4a), Norwegian (4a, 6a, 8a), Orya (4a), Polish (4a), Romanian (4a), Russian (4a), Serbian (4a), Slovak (4a), Swedish (4a), Tamil (4a), Thai (4a), Turkish (4a), Ukrainian (4a)

Emotional Support v2.0 Dutch, Spanish  
Informational Support v2.0 Dutch, Spanish  
Instrumental Support v2.0 Dutch, Spanish  
Companionship v2.0 Dutch, Spanish  
Social Isolation v2.0

Dutch, Spanish

(French translation in progress)

 
Cognitive Function v2.0 Spanish Chinese-Simplified (4a, 6a), Chinese-Traditional (4a, 6a), Dutch (8a), Italian (8a)
Global Health v1.2

Afrikaans, Chinese-Simplified, Czech, Danish, Dutch, German, Finnish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese-Br, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Welsh

(Hebrew, Polish, Romanian and Thai in progress)

 
Alcohol Use v1.0 Spanish  
Anal Discomfort with Sexual Activity (item pool) Spanish  
Bother Regarding Sexual Function v2.0 (item pool) Spanish  
Erectile Function v2.0 (scale) Spanish  
Factors Interfering with Sexual Satisfaction v2.0 (item pool) Spanish  
Interest in Sexual Activity v2.0 (scale) Spanish  
Oral Discomfort with Sexual Activity v2.0 (scale) Spanish  
Oral Dryness with Sexual Activity v2.0 (scale) Spanish  
Orgasm - Ability v2.0 (scale) Spanish  
Orgasm - Pleasure v2.0 (scale) Spanish  
Satisfaction with Sex Life v2.0 (scale) Spanish  
Screeners v2.0 (item pool) Spanish  
Sexual Activities v2.0 (item pool) Spanish  
Therapeutic Aids for Sexual Activity v2.0 (item pool) Spanish  
Vaginal Discomfort with Sexual Activity v2.0 (scale) Spanish  
Vaginal Lubrication for Sexual Activity v2.0 (scale) Spanish  
Vulvar Discomfort with Sexual Activity - Clitoral v2.0 (scale) Spanish  
Vulvar Discomfort with Sexual Activity-Labial v2.0 (scale) Spanish  
Psychosocial Impact - Negative (Chinese-Traditional, French translations in progress)  
Psychosocial Impact - Positive (Chinese-Traditional, French translations in progress)  
Pain Quality - Neuropathic Pain (French translation in progress)  
Pain Quality - Nociceptive Pain (French translation in progress)  
Self-Efficacy - General (French, Spanish translations in progress)  
Self-Efficacy for Managing Chronic Conditions – Manage Daily Activities (French translation in progress)  
Self-Efficacy for Managing Chronic Conditions – Manage Emotions (French translation in progress)  
Self-Efficacy for Managing Chronic Conditions – Manage Meds/Treatment (French translation in progress)  
Self-Efficacy for Managing Chronic Conditions – Manage Social Interactions (French translation in progress)  
Self-Efficacy for Managing Chronic Conditions – Manage Symptoms (French translation in progress)  
PROMIS Profile Available Languages
PROMIS-29 v2.0/2.1

Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese -Simplified, Chinese -Traditional, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Gujarti, Hebrew, Korean, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian, Orya, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

(Afrikaans, Belarusian, Bosnian, Danish, Finnish, Japanese, Kannada, Kazakh, Macedonian, Malayalam, Marathi, Norwegian, Punjabi, Telugu, Urdu, Xhosa, Zulu translations are in progress)

PROMIS-43 v2.0/2.1

Dutch, Hungarian, Norwegian, Spanish 

(Danish, Hebrew translations are in progress)

PROMIS-57 v2.0/2.1

Dutch, Hungarian, Norwegian, Spanish 

(Danish, Hebrew translations are in progress)

 

Pediatric and Parent Proxy Measures

PROMIS Domain

Pediatric Item Bank and Short Forms

(Note: If a bank is translated, all the short forms derived from that bank are available as well.)

Only Pediatric Short Forms Parent Proxy
Asthma Impact v2.0 Dutch, Spanish   Spanish
Anger v1.1 Chinese-Simplified, Dutch, German, Korean, Spanish   German, Korean, Spanish
Anger v2.0  Spanish Chinese-Simplified, Czech, Dutch, French German, Korean, Polish, Spanish Czech, French, German, Korean, Polish, Spanish
Anxiety v1.1 Dutch, German, Korean, Spanish   German, Korean, Spanish
Anxiety v2.0  Spanish Czech, Dutch, French, German, Korean, Polish, Spanish Czech, French, German, Korean, Polish, Spanish
Depressive Symptoms v1.1 Dutch, German, Korean, Portuguese-Br, Spanish   German, Korean, Spanish
Depressive Symptoms v2.0  Spanish Czech, Dutch, French, German, Korean, Polish, Portuguese-Br, Spanish Czech, French, German, Korean, Polish, Spanish
Fatigue v1.0 Dutch, German, Spanish Simplified Chinese German, Spanish
Fatigue v2.0  Spanish Chinese-Simplified, Dutch, German, Spanish German, Spanish
Pain Interference v1.0 Dutch, German, Spanish Simplified Chinese German, Spanish
Pain Interference v2.0  Spanish Chinese-Simplified, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish  French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish 
Peer Relationships v1.0 Dutch, Spanish Simplified Chinese Spanish
Peer Relationships v2.0 Dutch, German, Portuguese-Br, Spanish Simplified Chinese German, Spanish
Physical Function - Mobility v1.0 Dutch, Portuguese-Br, Spanish Simplified Chinese Spanish
Physical Function - Mobility v2.0  Spanish Chinese-Simplified, Dutch, Portuguese-Br, Spanish Spanish
Physical Function - Upper Extremity v1.0 Dutch, Spanish Simplified Chinese Spanish
Physical Function - Upper Extremity v2.0  Spanish Chinese-Simplified, Dutch, Portuguese-Br, Spanish Spanish
Pediatric Global Health (PGH-7) v1.0

Afrikaans, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish

  Afrikaans, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
Pediatric Global Health 7+2 v1.0 Afrikaans, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish   Afrikaans, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
Cognitive Function v1.0 (aka PedsPCF) Chinese-Traditional, Dutch, Spanish   Chinese-Traditional, Dutch, Spanish
Life Satisfaction v1.0 German, Spanish   Spanish 
Meaning and Purpose v1.0 German, Spanish   Spanish 
Positive Affect v1.0 German, Spanish   Spanish 
Physical Activity v1.0 German, Spanish   Spanish
Physical Stress Experiences v1.0 German, Spanish   Spanish
Psychological Stress Experiences v1.0 German, Spanish   Spanish
Sleep Disturbance v1.0 Spanish   Spanish
Sleep-Related Impairment  Spanish   Spanish
Strength Impact v1.0 German, Spanish   Spanish
 
PROMIS Pediatric Profile Pediatric version Parent Proxy version
PROMIS-25 v2.0 Spanish, Swedish Spanish, Swedish 
PROMIS-37 v2.0 Spanish Spanish
PROMIS-49 v2.0 Spanish Spanish

Last updated on November 13, 2018

Translations in Progress

Numerous groups are currently translating selected PROMIS measures into a variety of languages including Bengali, Czech, Georgian, Hindi, Nepali, Odia, Punjabi, Romanian, Sinhala and Xhosa, to name a few. Contact us for more information about translating measures.

Obtaining HealthMeasures Translations

For general information on PROMIS, Neuro-QoL or NIH Toolbox and to become familiar with the instruments, please visit the HealthMeasures website: www.healthmeasures.net.

For PROMIS, for example, you can download the available English and Spanish PDFs from the HealthMeasures website: http://www.healthmeasures.net/. Specifically, go to the PROMIS page, select Obtain and Administer Measures, and then click on Download a zip file of all PROMIS measures. To request any other language, please contact translations@healthmeasures.net. Note that other available languages are subject to a distribution fee (see Fees section).

Please be sure read the PROMIS Terms and Conditions of Use for more information.

Translations availability

For information on PROMIS translations availability, please go to http://www.healthmeasures.net/explore-measurement-systems/promis/intro-to-promis/available-translations

For information on Neuro-QoL translations availability, please go to http://www.healthmeasures.net/explore-measurement-systems/neuro-qol/intro-to-neuro-qol/available-translations

If you are interested in obtaining a language not listed on the availability tables, or if you want to translate a measure, please contact translations@healthmeasures.net.

New Translations

HealthMeasures does not directly translate its measures into other languages. However, we do manage all of the translation efforts to ensure quality and consistency. Referral to approved translation vendors can be made by HealthMeasures staff.

The Department of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is currently charged with managing the scientific activity surrounding HealthMeasures translations. Please direct all inquiries translations@healthmeasures.net.

For new translations, we issue a letter of permission to translate specifying the name(s) of the measure(s) that can be translated and into which language(s). The permission to translate is valid for six months and can be renewed.

The FACIT Translation Methodology has been adopted by PROMIS, Neuro-QoL and NIH Toolbox PRO measures. It consists of an iterative process of forward and back-translation, multiple reviews, harmonization across languages, and cognitive debriefing with a sample of the target population. Another important aspect to consider is that the approach to translation is universal, which means we aim for language versions that are appropriate for more than one country, rather than country-specific versions of each language. The vendor or group in charge in charge of the translation will need to comply with those directives even if they are used to a different methodology.

For new translations, we conduct a quality review of each translation and verify harmonization across languages for a fee (please see Fees section). The review focuses on verifying consistency in the translation of similar items within the item bank, consistency with previous translations, harmonization with other languages, and whether the documentation of the decision making process is complete. This includes reviewing the cognitive debriefing report.

New translations can be conducted by professional translators or by a group of researchers who are native speakers of the target language and have translation expertise. Regardless of who performs the translation, the methodology, the expectations for documenting the various steps of the translation, and the quality and approval review process are the same.

Fees

Distribution fee - English and Spanish are the only languages available for free PDF download. For all other available languages, we charge a distribution fee of $750 USD per instrument, per language. This distribution fee applies to any PDF that is not currently available for direct download in the HealthMeasures website (www.healthmeasures.net). The fee can be waived in some cases, such as for individual use by students or academic investigators. Commercial users and corporations (for-profit and not-for-profit) are normally expected to pay distribution fees. The distribution fee covers the distribution of the instrument(s), the preparation of the license agreement, and the certification of translation(s). All costs are submitted in a quote prior to service. If a license agreement is needed, it will be prepared once acceptance of the quote is confirmed.

Quality Review and Harmonization fee - For new translations, we conduct a quality review of each translation and verify harmonization across languages. The review fee is estimated based on a per hour fee vs. the number of items and languages to translate. Time for preparing materials for new translations (i.e., cross-referencing instruments, gathering items already translated for each language, and selecting relevant item definitions) is also included. All costs are submitted in a quote prior to service.

Tech Integration fee – Users who want to integrate HealthMeasures instruments into their own technology need to request written permission to integrate the instrument(s) into their proprietary electronic administration system. The fee charged for the review and approval process varies depending on some specific factors of the study. This fee covers the time spent preparing permissions, providing guidance on design, reviewing screenshots (only the English version that serves as template), and certifying correct scoring. All costs are submitted in a quote prior to service.