OutcomeMD proms
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Patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) allow for the tracking of the impact of nephrology-related conditions on quality of life, and also effectively monitor symptoms such as fatigue, pain and sleep quality.
Examples of common Nephrology PROMs in OutcomeMD:
ConditionPROM PROM use in literature
Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Disease Quality of Life (KDQoL)-36*
  • Chronic Kidney Disease - Symptom Burden Index (CKD-SBI)
KDQoL-36 useCKD-SBI use
Kidney Transplant
  • National Kidney Dialysis and Kidney Transplant Study symptom checklist (NKDKTS)
  • Modified Transplant Symptom Occurrence and Distress Scale (MTSODS)
All renal conditions and procedures including nephrolithiasis
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) validated person-centred measures to track all relevant symptoms including:
    • Cognitive function
    • Pain interference
    • Fine motor skills
    • Positive affect and well-being
    • Upper extremity function
    • Lower extremity function
    • Physical function
    • Pain intensity
    • Pain interference
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Sleep disturbance
Below are links for more information on OutcomeMD’s use of
*Copyright permission pending - if interested in this measure, please contact us to discuss possible additional charges associated with this particular instrument

Additionally, as the technology partner of the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM), OutcomeMD works to respect ICHOM’s recommended PROMs for chronic kidney disease when possible.

For nephrology conditions that encompass more than one patient area or domain (for example, kidney disease quality of life + pain + fatigue), OutcomeMD has developed clusters of multiple PROs based on validated medical literature. With our PRO clusters, you will always have a comprehensive view of how your patient is progressing.

The value of OutcomeMD to Nephrology:

  • Provide comprehensive care management by monitoring a suite of symptoms that are relevant to your patients’ wellness
  • End-stage renal disease (ESRD) leads to worse physical functioning for patients than many other chronic conditions,1 and recent work by the Standardized Outcomes in Nephrology group has demonstrated that ESRD patients prioritize outcomes like fatigue, ability to travel, impact on family and work over more conventional outcomes such as hospitalization and mortality2
  • Quickly identify your patients who are experiencing detrimental symptoms and who may need additional clinical attention or a change in treatment
  • For patients with chronic kidney diseases, the presence of symptoms is associated with both decreased quality of life and increased mortality, and the use of patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) to measure symptoms that could flag declined health can expedite critical treatment modifications3
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1Hays RD, Cunningham WE, Sherbourne CD, et al. Health-related quality of life in patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection in the United States: Results from the HIV cost and services utilization study. Am J Med 2000;108:714–22.
2Urquhart-Secord R, Craig JC, Hemmelgarn B, et al. Patient and caregiver priorities for outcomes in hemodialysis: An international nominal group technique study. Am J Kidney Dis 2016;68:444–54.
3Murtagh FE, Sheerin NS, Addington-Hall J, Higginson IJ. Trajectories of illness in stage 5 chronic kidney disease: A longitudinal study of patient symptoms and concerns in the last year of life. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2011;6:1580–90.
We routinely add new, validated PROMs into OutcomeMD to ensure that you can track all patient outcomes that will allow you to optimize care management. If you would like to send your patients a PROM that is not yet available in our software platform, let us know.
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With OutcomeMD, your patients with good outcomes can now publicly celebrate their improvement with ease by posting on their social media accounts (lead generation) and on your review sites (reputation management)!


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