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PROMIS® International

Recent PROMIS® International publication

Development of a Computer Adaptive Test for Depression Based on the Dutch-Flemish Version of the PROMIS Item Bank

Abstract: We developed a Dutch-Flemish version of the patient-reported outcomes measurement information system (PROMIS) adult V1.0 item bank for depression as input for computerized adaptive testing (CAT). As item bank, we used the Dutch-Flemish translation of the original PROMIS item bank (28 items) and additionally translated 28 U.S. depression items that failed to make the final U.S. item bank. Through psychometric analysis of a combined clinical and general population sample (N = 2,010), 8 added items were removed. With the final item bank, we performed several CAT simulations to assess the efficiency of the extended (48 items) and the original item bank (28 items), using various stopping rules. Both item banks resulted in highly efficient and precise measurement of depression and showed high similarity between the CAT simulation scores and the full item bank scores. We discuss the implications of using each item bank and stopping rule for further CAT development.

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The PROMIS Health Organization (PHO) International Committee is a collaboration of scientists and clinicians with interests in optimizing and harmonizing global use of PROMIS instruments and related resources for research, care and population monitoring. The PHO International Committee is part of the PHO and collaborates with the PHO Board to identify, coordinate, and promote best practices to develop, translate, validate, and utilize PROMIS instruments across countries.

Additional information about the committee’s scientific activities and opportunities to get involved can be found on the PROMIS Health Organization website>>

To learn more about the efforts in a specific country, contact these PROMIS partners:


Rebecca Mercieca-Bebber

University of Sydney


Phil Batterham, PhD

Madeleine King, PhD

University of Sydney


Steven Schuetz, MD

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

PROMIS-Bolivia, S.A.



Susan Bartlett, PhD

McGill University. Montreal


Changrong Yuan, PhD, RN, FAAN

School of Nursing

Fudan University

Shanghai 200032, China



Jakob Bjørner, MD, PhD

University of Copenhagen



Heidi Anttila, PhD, PT

National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)



Alain Leplège, MD, PhD

Université Paris Diderot, Paris


Matthias Rose, MD, PhD

Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin


Sein Schmidt, MD



Istvan Mucsi, MD, PhD

Semmelweis University Budapest and University of Toronto



Francesco Cottone

Fondazione GIMEMA - Franco Mandelli



Fabio Efficace, PhD


Kazuhiro Yoshiuchi, M., PhD

The University of Tokyo


Takeko Oishi, PhD

Fujita Health University School of Medicine



Juhee Cho, MA, PhD

Sungyunkwan University


Heeseung Choi, PhD, MPH, RN

Seoul National University


Caroline Terwee, PhD

Amsterdam UMC


Andrew Garratt, PhD

Norwegian Institute of Public Health


Stein Arne Rimehaug



Wojciech Glinkowski, MD, PhD

Polish Telemedicine Society and Medical University of Warsaw



Jordi Alonso, MD, MPH, PhD 

IMIM - Mar Hospital Medical Research Institute


John Chaplin, PhD

Sahlgrenska Academy at Gothenburg



Ay-Woan Pan, PhD, OTR

School of Occupational Therapy

College of Medicine

National Taiwan University


Wojciech Glinkowski, MD, PhD


Polish Telemedicine Society and Medical University of Warsaw


Jose M ("Chema") Valderas, MD, PhD 

University of Exeter 


Chris Gibbons, PhD

University of Cambridge 


Polish Telemedicine Society and Medical University of Warsaw


Helena Correia, Lic


David Cella, PhD

Northwestern University




Polish Telemedicine Society and Medical University of Warsaw