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Introduction/Purpose: New instruments like the Patient Reported Outcome Information System (PROMIS) minimize the burden to patients and providers addressing significant barriers to adoption. Despite these advances provider adoption remains lackluster. Models of technology adoption suggest adoption is more likely to occur when PRO’s directly improve patient care (performance expectancy) and it’s easy to implement (effort expectancy). Problems with effort expectancy are dealt with by training and improving logistics (i.e. eHR presentation, alerts), where performance expectancy is addressed through research (i.e. validation of thresholds). The purposes of this study were to: 1) evaluate the proportion of orthopedic rehabilitation providers who use PRO’s and how they use them; And, 2) to determine if performance expectancy, effort expectancy or provider burnout are related to provider use.


Originally published in Foot & Ankle Orthopaedics, 3(3) DOI: 10.1177/2473011418S00251 ©The Author(s) 2018