Introduction/Purpose: The use of patient-reported outcomes (PRO) continues to expand beyond research to involve standard of care assessments. Although the PROMIS physical function (PF) is normalized to a T-score it is unclear how to interpret and apply this information in the daily care of patients. The T-score is abstract and unanchored to patient abilities impairing its clinical utility when shared with the patient. Patient questions are concrete such as “when will I be able to run again after this procedure?” The purpose of this research was to link PROMIS PF T-scores with physical function activities and provide a visual map of this linkage to aid in treatment assessment and address concrete patient education.
Houck, Jeff; Wise, Zane; Tamanaha, Amanda; Baumhauer, Judith; Skerjanec, Luke; Wegner, Alexandra; Dasilva, Chris; and Bass, Michael, "What Does a PROMIS T-score Mean for Physical Function?" (2017). Faculty Publications - College of Physical Therapy. 112.