Patient-Reported Outcome Tools

Assessment tools to help you best treat your patients

Public domain resources to assess and objectively measure your patients’ pain, disability and improvements.

Choosing Patient-Based Outcome Assessments Article
Download “Measures in Chiropractic Research: Choosing Patient-Based Outcome Assessments” for information on outcome measurement tools and how to use them.

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Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire (RMDQ)
View and download the RMDQ, an outcome measure for assessing back pain disability.

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View and download the RAND SF36, a short form patient-reported health survey widely used by managed care and Medicare.

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PROMIS iPad Application
Learn more about the NIH-developed PROMIS app for iPad. This is a portable way to administer patient assessments. Results are available immediately in multiple formats.

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Oswestry Low Back Pain Questionnaire
Find evidence-based guidelines for headache, neck pain, low back pain, musculoskeletal injuries, and more.

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Neck Disability Index (NDI)
View and download the NDI, a modification of the Oswestry Low Back Pain Disability Index.

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Visual Analog Scale (VAS)
View and download the Visual Analog Scale to measure the amount of pain a patient feels from their perspective.

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Numeric Pain Rating Scale (NPRS)
View and download a numeric version of the VAS. The NPRS is a unidimensional measure of pain intensity in adults.

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Evidence in Action Articles

Search and read relevant, short articles written for clinicians by clinicians on topics and conditions you'll find right in your own clinic. Reprinted with permission from the American Chiropractic Association,

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