Introduction/Purpose: Patient-reported outcomes are advancing clinical care by improving patient satisfaction and engagement. A recent publication reported preoperative PROMIS scores to be highly predictive in selecting patients who would and would not benefit from foot and ankle (F/A) surgery. Although this publication used the data from 5 fellowship trained foot and ankle surgeons at one institution, the generalizability to other patient populations and geographic areas is unknown. This validation study assesses the pre-operative PROMIS physical function (PF) and pain interference (PI) t-scores as a predictor of post-operative success from a separate geographic area.
Baumhauer, Judith; Anderson, Michael; Saltzman, Charles; Hung, Man; Nickisch, Florian; Barg, Alexej; Beals, Timothy; and Houck, Jeff, "Generalizability and Validation of PROMIS Scores to Predict Surgical Success in Foot and Ankle Patients: A Tale of Two Academic Centers" (2017). Faculty Publications - College of Physical Therapy. 109.