RESEARCH METHODOLOGYAdvantages and Design of PROMIS QuestionnairesGibbons, Denys MBBCh, BAO*; Welch-Phillips, Adanna MCh†; Ahern, Daniel P. MCh, MRCSI‡; Butler, Joseph S. PhD*,§Author Information *Spine Service, Department of Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, Tallaght University Hospital †Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital ‡School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin §National Spinal Injuries Unit, Department of Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland The authors declare no conflict of interest. Reprints: Daniel P. Ahern, MCh, MRCSI, National Spinal Injuries Unit, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Eccles Street, Dublin, Ireland D07AX57 (e-mail: [email protected]). Clinical Spine Surgery: December 2020 - Volume 33 - Issue 10 - p 408-410 doi: 10.1097/BSD.0000000000001056 Buy Metrics Abstract The Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) is a National Institute of Health initiative to improve the measurement of clinically important symptoms and outcomes. Patient-Reported Outcomes capture health outcomes that are relevant to the daily functioning of the patient and include the monitoring of physical, mental, and social health. PROMIS offers a standardized tool to measure Patient-Reported Outcomes for use in both the clinical and research setting. It is a flexible and dynamic tool for both patient and clinician, and its use is continuing to grow internationally. This article discusses the rationale and design of this tool, as well as its advantages to both research and clinical practice. Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.