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PROMIS Item Bank v2.0 - Pain Behavior
Please visit this website for more information about the instrument: PROMIS website.
NeuroRehab Supplemental - Highly Recommended:
Recommendations for Use: Indicated for studies requiring a measure of pain. Recommended for Stroke, Congenital Muscular Dystrophy (CMD) studies.
Short Description of Instrument
The PROMIS Item Bank v2.0 - Pain Behavior is a universal assessment of external manifestations of pain. Behaviors include those which are verbal/non-verbal, involuntary/deliberate, observed/reported, and those related to pain severity.
The Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) contains item response theory (IRT) based instruments with calibrated item banks that incorporate Likert style items for approximately 70 domains. It is part of the NIH goal to develop systems to support NIH-funded research supported by all of its institutes and centers. PROMIS measures cover physical, mental, and social health and can be used across chronic conditions.
Administration: Computer adaptive test (CAT), 20 item scale or short-forms
Time: Variable but design based on item-response theory algorithms to minimize time.
Ages: Adult (ages 18+)
Cost: No licensing or royalty fees for English and Spanish PROMIS measures used in individual research, clinical practice, educational assessment or other application. Translations in other languages are subject to a distribution fee. Permission is required for commercial use or integration into proprietary technology; see PROMIS Terms and Conditions of Use for details.
Available in English; see PROMIS Translations for details.
Advantages: Brief, yet reliable.
Scoring and Psychometric Properties
Scoring: T scores for all scales.
In all cases, a high score means more of domain.
Standardization Population: For most domains, T-scores relate to the US General Population. See PROMIS Calibrations Testing for further details regarding sample for specific ages and domains.
Scoring Manuals for PROMIS measures are available at: PROMIS Pain Behavior Scoring Manual.
Psychometric Properties: Substantial qualitative and quantitative evidence has been gathered that supports the validity of PROMIS measures. More information about validation is available at: PROMIS Validation
Key Reference:
Cook KF, Keefe F, Jensen MP, Roddey TS, Callahan LF, Revicki D, Bamer AM, Kim J, Chung H, Salem R, Amtmann D. Development and validation of a new self-report measure of pain behaviors. Pain. 2013 Dec;154(12):2867-2876.
Document Last Updated January 2022