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PROMIS 10 score calculator

About the score:

Originally published in 2009 in Quality of Life Research as a subset of the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS), the PROMIS Global-10 is a gauge of general healthcare-related quality of life. It was designed to be a “bottom-line” assessment of a patient’s health that can be used for a wide variety of diseases.

The PROMIS Global-10 is a 10-item patient-reported questionnaire in which the response options are presented as 5-point (as well as a single 11-point) rating scales. The results of the questions are used to calculate two summary scores: a Global Physical Health Score and a Global Mental Health score. These scores are then standardized to the general population, using the “T-Score”. The average “T-Score” for the United States population is 50 points, with a standard deviation of 10 points. Higher scores indicate a healthier patient.

Original Literature:

Cella, David, et al. “The Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS): progress of an NIH Roadmap cooperative group during its first two years.”Medical care 45.5 Suppl 1 (2007): S3.

Hays, Ron D., et al. “Development of physical and mental health summary scores from the patient-reported outcomes measurement information system (PROMIS) global items.”Quality of Life Research 18.7 (2009): 873-880.

Validation Literature:

Cella, David, et al. “The Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) developed and tested its first wave of adult self-reported health outcome item banks: 2005–2008.” Journal of clinical epidemiology 63.11 (2010): 1179-1194.

Additional Literature:

Lyman, Stephen, and Chisa Hidaka. “Patient-reported outcome measures—what data do we really need?.” The Journal of arthroplasty 31.6 (2016): 1144-1147.

About the score developer:

Dr. David Cella is the Chair of the Department of Medical Social Sciences at the Feinberg School of Medicine and is the Director of the Institute for Public Health and Medicine at the Center for Patient-Centered Outcomes. He also is a professor of Medical Social Sciences, Neurology, Pediatrics, Preventative Medicine, and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

To view his publications, please visit PubMed.