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LaVela SL, Etingen B, Miskevics S, Cella D. Use of PROMIS-29® in US Veterans: Diagnostic Concordance and Domain Comparisons with the General Population. Journal of general internal medicine. 2019 Aug 1; 34(8):1452-1458.
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Abstract: BACKGROUND: PROMIS® items have not been widely or systematically used within the Veterans Health Administration (VA). OBJECTIVE: To examine the concordance of PROMIS-29® scores and medical record diagnosis in US Veterans and to compare Veteran scores relative to US population norms. DESIGN/PARTICIPANTS: Cross-sectional multi-site survey of Veterans (n?=?3221) provided sociodemographic and PROMIS-29® domain data. Electronic medical records provided health condition (depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, pain disorders) diagnosis data. MAIN MEASURES: For each domain, we calculated PROMIS® standardized T scores and used t tests to compare PROMIS® scores for Veterans diagnosed with each targeted health condition vs. those without that documented clinical diagnosis and compare mean Veterans' PROMIS-29® with US adult population norms. KEY RESULTS: Veterans with (vs. without) a depression diagnosis reported significantly higher PROMIS® depression scores (60.3 vs. 49.6, p?