Utility of patient-reported outcomes measurement information system (PROMIS) physical function form in inflammatory myopathy.

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OBJECTIVE: Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM) are a group of diseases characterized by muscle weakness, which limit activities of daily living. Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) is a set of outcome measures developed using NIH funding, but has not yet been studied in adult IIM. Currently, the most commonly used PROs in IIM are Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ-DI) and SF-36 physical function-10 (PF10), both of which have several limitations. In this study, we investigated psychometric properties of PROMIS physical function-20 (PF-20) and compared to HAQ-DI and SF-36 PF10. METHODS: Patients with IIM completed PROMIS PF-20 and six myositis core set measures [manual muscle testing (MMT), physician (MD-GDA), patient (PT-GDA) and extra-muscular global disease activity, HAQ-DI and creatine kinase], SF-36 PF10 and functional tests [six-minute walk, timed up-and-go and sit-to-stand tests] at monthly visits over 6-months. Total improvement score (TIS) using 2016 ACR/EULAR myositis response criteria was obtained as measures of change. RESULTS: Fifty patients [mean age, 51.6; 60% females] were enrolled; 6 PM, 24 DM, 9 NM and 11 with AS. PROMIS PF-20 showed strong test-retest reliability when repeated in 1-month. PROMIS PF-20 had moderate-strong correlations with MD-GDA, PT-GDA, MMT, HAQ-DI, SF-36 PF10, and functional tests indicating good convergent validity. Change in PROMIS PF-20 strongly correlated with TIS demonstrating good responsiveness. HAQ-DI and SF-36 PF10 exhibited similar validity and responsiveness; HAQ-DI was found to have a ceiling effect. CONCLUSION: PROMIS PF-20 demonstrates favorable psychometric properties in a large cohort of myositis patients and offers distinct advantages.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Saygin, D; Oddis, CV; Dzanko, S; Koontz, D; Moghadam-Kia, S; Ardalan, K; Coles, TM; Aggarwal, R

Published Date

  • June 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 51 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 539 - 546

PubMed ID

  • 33894634

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-866X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2021.03.018


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States