Validation of Pediatric Patient Reported Outcomes in Chronic Diseases (PEPR) Consortium (U19)

Submission Date: June 1, 2015

The purpose of this FOA is to solicit applications for the Validation of Pediatric Patient Reported Outcomes in Chronic Diseases (PEPR) Consortium. The NIAMS, on behalf of the National Institutes of Health, intends to capitalize on recent advances in the science of Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) to measure the patient experience in clinical care and research in children with a variety of chronic diseases and conditions (e.g., asthma, juvenile arthritis, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, obesity and overweight, chronic kidney disease, inflammatory bowel disease, sickle cell disease, malnutrition, developmental disabilities including attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy and mental illnesses) using the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) tools and approaches coupled with detailed clinical phenotyping and/or biospecimen collection in well-characterized human cohorts. The Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) is a system of highly reliable, precise measures of patient reported health status for physical, mental, and social wellbeing. PROMIS tools measure what patients are able to do and how they feel by asking questions. PROMIS measures can be used as primary or secondary endpoints in clinical studies of the effectiveness of treatment.

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