Patient Reported Outcomes Of Fracture Healing (PROOF™)
Upper extremity fractures are one of the most common injuries in children. Currently we are unable to determine the child’s (or parent’s) perspectives on the child’s well-being, functioning, symptoms, and experiences with treatment because there are no validated patient-reported outcome measures for this purpose. Because of this, we decided to develop the PROOF-UE™. The purpose of the PROOF-UE™ questionnaire is to obtain the perspectives of both children and their parents in 4 domains: how the limb looks, how the limb feels, how the limb is working, and how it is healing. Learn more about the PROOF™ Project.
The PROOF-UE™ questionnaire is available in the following versions. Please register for a license prior to use.
- PROOF-UE™ Parent Long Version English (PDF)
- PROOF-UE™ Parent Short Version English (PDF)
- PROOF-UE™ Child Long Version English (PDF)
- PROOF-UE™ Child Short Version English (PDF)
- Unni Narayanan and Roni Propp (English)
Contact us if you are interested in culturally adapting and translating the PROOF-UE™ in your language.
Please find a PDF of the translation guidelines here. Further readings regarding culturally adapting questionnaires:
- Cross-culture adaption of health-related quality of life measures (PDF)
- Adapting quality of life instruments (PDF)
- Guidelines for the process of cross cultural adaptation of self report measures (PDF)
An online version of the PROOF-UE™ through the REDCap database system is also available. If you are interested in using the online version, please register for a license and indicate your preference for the online version in the User Profile Form.
The PROOF-UE™ Manual and Interpretation Guide is being developed. The manual will provide information about the development and validation of the PROOF-UE™ and will describe the use and scoring of the questionnaire.