PROMIS Physical Function short forms and the Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire in low back pain

Takeaway

  • Some Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System Physical Function (PROMIS-PF) short forms may be preferred over the Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire (RDMQ-24) for clinical research and practice in low back pain (LBP).

Why this matters

    Despite differences, the RMDQ-24 and PROMIS-PF both measure physical functioning in patients with LBP; following comparison, these data suggest that the best instrument to measure physical functioning in patients with chronic LBP remains unclear.