The Beyond Bio*Psycho*Social training program is a collaboration between George Fox University faculty. This training program focuses on using the patient reported outcome measurement information system (PROMIS) measures to expand physical therapy practice to psychosocial variables. This is achieved by using the PROMIS measures which are person-centered and referenced to the US population or patients with chronic conditions. The Beyond Bio*Psycho*Social training program is an effort to share our evolving experience with others.
Dr. Houck introduced the new patient reported outcome measurement information system (PROMIS) measures to faculty in 2015 as part of his collaborative research with the University of Rochester Medical Center. Gradually, collaboration’s developed at George Fox University as the PROMIS measures captured the imagination of our faculty. Dr. Jacobson and Dr. Kang assisted with research studies, focusing initially on applications in primary care. (See the reference list for some examples) Dr. Kang and Dr. Philbrook championed using PROMIS measures for ALL patient care in Dec 2017. The faculty have been tracking patients, presenting data and publications since.
Please note that for details on obtaining the PROMIS measures, validity studies, and everything PROMIS-- the BEST source is the Healthmeasures.net website.
Jeff Houck, PT, PhD