In many clinical settings, therapists are continuously seeking efficient and valid assessments for older adults to determine their physical abilities and functional status. The Patient Reported Outcome Instrument System (PROMIS) is a newly developed computer adapted test (CAT) that is being incorporated into electronic medical records and has been reported to assess a person’s physical function. The current gold standard to assess different levels of frailty and physical function in older individuals is the Modified Physical Performance Test (mPPT). However, the mPPT is a lengthy performance based outcome measure that takes time to administer. The purpose of this study is to determine a more quick and efficient test to determine physical function.
Houck, Jeff; Iwanaga, Tomoko; Kieu, Christine; Lerma, Keegan; Murasaki, Chelan; and Souza, Tawny, "Validity of the PROMIS Physical Performance Scale in Determining Frailty and Physical Ability in Community-Dwelling Elderly" (2016). Student-Faculty Research - School of Physical Therapy. 40.