PROMS (Patient Reported Outcome Measures) has been defined as any report of the status of a patient’s health condition that comes directly from the patient, without interpretation of the patient’s response by a clinician or anyone else. The Alicante group has developed a PROMS scale in a previous study, the PROMISE SCALE.
This scale focuses on symptoms that were found to be important for the patient. This allows us to have a simple quantitative variable, relevant for the patient, that can be useful to test new treatments without the need for a huge sample size.
The PROMISE study aims to validate the scale in an international prospective cohort of patients with acute pancreatitis. The scale must be measured at least on day 1, 5th day, at discharge and 15 days (±2) after discharge (could be done by phone call), this latter together with the EORTC-30 QoL scale in your local language (we will provide it). We will also ask for clinical data regarding the pancreatitis episode.
PROMISED is endorsed by the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP), the Spanish Association of Gastroenterology (AEG) and the Spanish Association of Pancreatology (AESPANC)
PROMISE SCALE (English):
- Pain, especially in the abdomen, chest or back
- Abdominal distension (bloating, sensation of excess gas)
- Difficulty eating, sensation of food being stuck in the stomach
- Difficulty with bowel movements (constipation or straining on bowel movements)
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Weakness, lack of energy, fatigue, difficulty moving
Each item is scored from 0 to 10.