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 DomainsDefinitionPediatric Parent Proxy Report for Pediatric Patients

Bank/ Scale

# items

Short Form

# items

Bank/ Scale

# items

Short Form

# items

Global Health*Overall evaluation of one’s physical and mental health.7, 9 7, 9 
Mental Health  
Cognitive FunctionDifficulties 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).437437
Emotional Distress – AngerAngry mood (irritability, frustration), negative social cognitions (interpersonal sensitivity, envy, disagreeableness), and efforts to control anger.955 
Emotional Distress – AnxietyFear (fearfulness, panic), anxious misery (worry, dread), hyperarousal (tension, nervousness, restlessness), and somatic symptoms related to arousal (racing heart, dizziness).158138
Emotional Distress – Depressive SymptomsNegative 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).148136
Life SatisfactionGlobal 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.424, 8a, 8b424, 8a, 8b
Meaning and PurposeA 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.444, 8444, 8
Positive AffectA 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.394, 8394, 8
Psychological Stress ExperiencesThe 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.194, 8124, 8
Physical Health  
Asthma ImpactAsthma-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.178178
FatigueRange of symptoms, from mild subjective feelings of tiredness to an overwhelming, debilitating, and sustained sense of exhaustion.25102310
Pain – BehaviorBehaviors that typically indicate to others that an individual is experiencing pain. These actions or reactions can be verbal or nonverbal, and involuntary or deliberate.478518
Pain – InterferenceConsequences 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.208138

Pain Quality 

Pain Quality - Affective

Pain Quality - Sensory

Specific physical sensations and affective components associated with pain. Because pain can be felt and described in so many ways, this category of pain contains a variety of attributes, such as perceived temperature (e.g., cold), sensations (e.g., throbbing), and perceived affective qualities of pain (e.g., uncomfortable).56

 

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Physical ActivitySelf-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.104, 8104, 8
Physical Function – MobilityActivities of physical mobility such as getting out of bed or a chair to activities such as running.248238
Physical Function – Upper ExtremityActivities that require use of the upper extremity including shoulder, arm, and hand activities.348298
Physical Stress ExperienceThe physically experienced sensations associated with responses to internal or external challenges including arousal, agitation, pain, and gastrointestinal distress.264, 8264, 8
Sleep-Related DisturbanceAssesses reported thoughts of one's sleep quality, and perceived difficulties with falling or staying asleep. Conceptual facets include sleep quality, sleep onset, and sleep continuity.15 4, 8 15  4, 8 
Sleep-Related Impairment Assesses perceptions of sleepiness during usual awake hours and reported impairments during the day associated with sleep problems or daytime sleepiness. Conceptual facets include daytime sleepiness, sleep offset, impact: cognitive, impact: activities, and impact: emotional. 134, 8  13 4, 8
Strength ImpactA child's capacity to perform functional activities of daily living that require significant amount of muscle force generation.124, 8124, 8
Social Health  
Peer RelationshipsQuality of relationships with friends and other acquaintances.158157
Family RelationshipsThe subjective (affective, emotional, cognitive) experience of being involved with one’s family, feeling like an important person in the family, of feeling accepted and cared for, and feeling that family members, especially parents, can be trusted and depended on for help and understanding.474, 8474, 8
Profiles     
PROMIS Pediatric/Parent Proxy Profile 25A 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 37A 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 49A 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 November 1, 2018

*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).

Totals

 

PROMIS Pediatric

PROMIS Parent Proxy
Items602520
Bank/Scale/Pools2423
Short Forms3431
Domains2522
Profiles33

Last updated April 9, 2020

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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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