Considerations to Support Use of Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System Pediatric Measures in Ambulatory Clinics.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

OBJECTIVE: To identify challenges to the use of Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) Pediatric measures in the ambulatory pediatric setting and possible solutions to these challenges. STUDY DESIGN: Eighteen semistructured telephone interviews of health system leaders, measurement implementers, and ambulatory pediatric clinicians were conducted. Five coders used applied thematic analysis to iteratively identify and refine themes in interview data. RESULTS: Most interviewees had roles in leadership or the implementation of patient-centered outcomes; 39% were clinicians. Some had experience using PROMIS clinically (44%) and 6% were considering this use. Analyses yielded 6 themes: (1) selection of PROMIS measures, (2) method of administration, (3) use of PROMIS Parent Proxy measures, (4) privacy and confidentiality of PROMIS responses, (5) interpretation of PROMIS scores, and (6) using PROMIS scores clinically. Within the themes, interviewees illuminated specific unique considerations for using PROMIS with children, including care transitions and privacy. CONCLUSIONS: Real-world challenges continue to hamper PROMIS use. Ongoing efforts to disseminate information about the integration of PROMIS measures in clinical care is critical to impacting the health of children.

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Cited Authors

  • Cox, ED; Dobrozsi, SK; Forrest, CB; Gerhardt, WE; Kliems, H; Reeve, BB; Rothrock, NE; Lai, J-S; Svenson, JM; Thompson, LA; Tran, TDN; Tucker, CA

Published Date

  • March 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 230 /

Start / End Page

  • 198 - 206.e2

PubMed ID

  • 33271193

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC7914197

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-6833

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jpeds.2020.11.053


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States