Journal article

Validity of the PROMIS-29 in a large Australian cohort of patients with systemic sclerosis

Kathleen Morrisroe, Wendy Stevens, Molla Huq, Joanne Sahhar, Gene-Siew Ngian, Jane Zochling, Janet Roddy, Susanna Proudman, Mandana Nikpour

JOURNAL OF SCLERODERMA AND RELATED DISORDERS | WICHTIG PUBLISHING | Published : 2017

Abstract

Background: We aimed to evaluate the construct validity of the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System 29 (PROMIS-29) in Australian systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients. Methods: SSc patients, identified through the Australian Scleroderma Cohort Study database, completed two quality-of-life instruments concurrently, the PROMIS-29 and the Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36). The construct validity of the PROMIS-29 was assessed by the correlations between the PROMIS-29 and the SF-36 and Health Assessment Questionnaire Disability Index (HAQ-DI). Cronbach’s alpha was used to test the internal reliability of all instruments in Australian SSc patients and ..

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