Patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) in primary care allow for the effective tracking of symptoms related to chronic illnesses, and the resulting effect on health-related quality of life.

For all conditions in primary care, OutcomeMD can monitor overall patient health and well-being through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) Global Health scale. This is a validated 10- item person-centred measure that encompasses the three primary domains of physical health, mental health and health perception:
In the past 7 days…
1.     In general, would you say your health is (excellent/very good/good/fair/poor).
2.     In general, would you say your quality of life is (excellent/very good/good/fair/poor).
3.     In general, how would you rate your physical health? (excellent/very good/good/fair/poor).
4.     In general, how would you rate your mental health, including your mood and your ability to think? (excellent/very
good/good/fair/poor).
5.     In general, how would you rate your satisfaction with your social activities and relationships? (excellent/very
good/good/fair/poor).
6.     In general, please rate how well you carry out your usual social activities and roles. (This includes activities at home,
at work and in your community, and responsibilities as a parent, child, spouse, employee, friend, etc.) (excellent/very
good/good/fair/poor).
7.     To what extent are you able to carry out your everyday physical activities such as walking, climbing stairs, carrying
groceries, or moving a chair? (completely/mostly/moderately/a little/not at all).
8.     How would you rate your pain on average? 0 (no pain) to 10 (worst imaginable pain).
9.     How would you rate your fatigue on average? (none/mild/moderate/severe/very severe).
10.  How often have you been bothered by emotional problems such as feeling anxious, depressed or irritable? (never/
rarely/sometimes/often/always).
In addition to the PROMIS Global Health, OutcomeMD enables you to use diagnosis-specific PROMs to track chronic diseases and injuries on a patient-by-patient basis. Some commonly used PROMs for primary care include:
Condition PROM PROM use in the literature
Alcohol addiction
  • Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT)
  • T-ACE Screening Tool
  • PROMIS Short Form v1.0 – Alcohol Use 7a
Anxiety
  • General Anxiety Disorder-7
Asthma
  • NIH PROMIS CAT Parent Proxy - Asthma Impact
  • NIH PROMIS CAT - Pediatric Asthma Impact
Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Fibrillation Effect on Quality of Life
    Questionnaire (AFEQT)
Autism
  • Childhood Autism Spectrum Test (CAST)
    - parent proxy
  • Autism Spectrum Quotient (ASQ)
  • Quantitative Checklist for Autism in
    Toddlers (Q-CHAT)- parent proxy
COPD
  • COPD Assessment Test (CAT)*
  • Medical Research Council - Breathlessness Scale
Depression
  • Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ)-9
Headache
  • Headache Impact Test-6 (HIT-6)*
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Manitoba Inflammatory Bowel Disease Index (MIBDI)
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease Control Questionnaire (IBDCQ)
General conditions treated
in primary care
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) validated person-centred measures to track all relevant symptoms including:
    • Physical function
    • Pain intensity
    • Pain interference
    • Sleep disturbance
    Below are links for more information on OutcomeMD’s use of:
  • PROMIS Computer Adaptive Tests
  • PROMIS, Neuro-QoL, ASCQ-Me, & NIH Toolbox
*License pending - if interested in this measure, please contact us to discuss possible additional charges associated with this particular instrument
For conditions that encompass more than one patient area or domain (nutritional wellness + fatigue + stress), OutcomeMD has developed clusters of multiple PROs based on validated medical literature. With our PRO clusters, you will always have a comprehensive view of how your patient is progressing.
The value of OutcomeMD to Primary Care:
  • Improve your patients’ health by engaging them in shared decision-making based on their patient reported outcome (PRO) data.
    • Primary care providers value PRO data as a foundation for shared communication regarding symptom burden and treatment plans 1.
  • Streamline patient visits and scheduling through routine outcome tracking.
    • The consistent collection of a patient’s PRO data can guide the frequency and timing of outpatient visits, particularly for those with chronic conditions, resulting in a more effective use of resources2,3.

Do you need a PROM that is not in OutcomeMD? We routinely add new, validated PROMs into OutcomeMD to ensure that you can track all patient outcomes that will allow you to optimize care management. If you would like to send your patients a PROM that is not yet available in our software platform, let us know.

Did your patient have a great outcome? With OutcomeMD, your patients with good outcomes can now publicly celebrate their improvement with ease by posting on their social media accounts (lead generation) and on your review sites (reputation management)!

1Turner, G.M., Litchfield, I., Finnikin, S. et al. General practitioners’ views on use of patient reported outcome measures in primary care: a cross-sectional survey and qualitative study. BMC Fam Pract 2020;21:14.
2Schougaard LM, Larsen LP, Jessen A, et al. AmbuFlex: tele-patient-reported outcomes (telePRO) as the basis for follow-up in chronic and malignant diseases. Qual Life Res 2016;25(3):525-34.
3Hjollund NH, Larsen LP, Biering K, et al. Use of patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures at group and patient levels: experiences from the generic integrated PRO system. Interact J Med Res 2014;3(1):5.

Do you need a PROM
that is not in outcomemd?

We routinely add new, validated PROMs into OutcomeMD to ensure that you
can track all patient outcomes that will allow you to optimize care management.
If you would like to send your patients a PROM that is not yet available in our
software platform, let us know.

Did your patient
have a great outcome?

With OutcomeMD, your patients with good outcomes can now publicly celebrate their improvement with ease by posting on their social media accounts (lead generation) and on your review sites (reputation management)!

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