PDFs of PROMIS measures need no preparation, are “respondent ready,” and are available in English for free at healthmeasures.net.
PROMIS measures are available for digital administration. Computer adaptive tests (CATs) require digital administration. PROMIS CATs, short forms, and profiles are available in English in:
Obtain French Translations
Investigators at McGill University have partnered with PROMIS to translate and culturally validate many PROMIS measures into French. For more information about obtaining French PROMIS measures countries, contact PROMIS.Canada@McGill.ca
Click here for a list of currently available PROMIS translations.
If you are interested in obtaining a French translation of a PROMIS measure not currently listed as available, please contact us (PROMIS.Canada@McGill.ca). For new translations, we work closely with the HealthMeasures group and use The FACIT Translation Methodology (see Eremenco et al, 2018 for PRO measures and McKown et al, 2020 for observer-reported outcome, clinician-reported outcome, and performance outcome measures).
Distribution fee for French Translations.
Please note that a distribution fee applies to any PROMIS PDF that is not currently available for direct download on HealthMeasures.net. The fee can be waived in some cases, such as for individual use by students or academic investigators. Commercial users and corporations (for-profit and not-for-profit) are normally expected to pay distribution fees. The distribution fee covers the distribution of the measure(s), the preparation of the license agreement, and the certification of translation(s). All costs are submitted in a quote prior to service. If a license agreement is needed, it will be prepared once acceptance of the quote is confirmed.
You can integrate many of the PROMIS directly into your data collection system. We have developed an Application Programming Interface (API) that can connect directly with your administration platform to administer many of the PROMIS measures as well as other patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) in French and English. Your data are processed on our Canadian servers and stored locally at your site.
PROMIS measures are scored on the T-score metric in which 50 is the mean of a relevant reference population and 10 is the standard deviation (SD) of that population. High scores mean more of the concept being measured. Learn more about interpreting scores including reference populations, cut points, and meaningful change here.
Please use this Publication Checklist when writing about PROMIS in publications and presentations. Checklist categories include measure details, administration, scoring, and reporting. Access the Publication Checklist here.