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Table 1 Experimental PROMIS PF items for five activities administered in three different item formats

From: Varying the item format improved the range of measurement in patient-reported outcome measures assessing physical function

Item format Item Item stem Item content Number and wording of response options Attribution to health
A A1 Are you able to … … do two hours of physical labor? 5 Without any difficulty
4 With a little difficulty
3 With some difficulty
2 With much difficulty
1 Unable to do
No
A2a … do yard work like raking leaves, weeding or pushing a lawn mower?
A3 … climb several flights of stairs?
A4a … go for a walk of at least 15 minutes?
A5a … open previously opened jars?
B B1a Does your health now limit you in … … doing two hours of physical labor? 5 Not at all
4 Very little
3 Somewhat
2 Quite a lot
1 Cannot do
Yes
B2 … doing yard work like raking leaves, weeding or pushing a lawn mower?
B3a … climbing several flights of stairs?
B4 … going for a walk of at least 15 minutes?
B5 … opening previously opened jars?
C C1 How difficult is it for you to … … do two hours of physical labor? 6 Very easy
5 Easy
4 Slightly difficult
3 Difficult
2 Very difficult
1 Impossible
No
C2 … do yard work like raking leaves, weeding or pushing a lawn mower?
C3 … climb several flights of stairs?
C4 … go for a walk of at least 15 minutes?
C5 … open previously opened jars?
  1. a Item is part of the final Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System Physical Function (PROMIS PF) item bank version 1.0