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Study design(s) targeted by the tool Reliability studiesreliability-study
Additional details on designs Measurement properties of PROMS
Tool area Health
Link to the tool Get the COSMIN-PROMS tool


Primary publication Mokkink LB, de Vet HCW, Prinsen CAC, Patrick DL, Alonso J, Bouter LM, et al. COSMIN Risk of Bias checklist for systematic reviews of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures. Quality of Life Research. 2018;27(5):1171-9.
DOI 10.1007/s11136-017-1765-4
Guidance document Get the COSMIN-PROMS guidance document

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Language English

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Record last updated 14/08/2023

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Key Criteria

Focuses on risk of bias, or makes a distinction between items that assess risk of bias and other aspects of study quality Yes
Offers a method to reach either a domain specific or overall assessment of risk of bias Yes
Used in at least one review that none of the tool authors were co-authors on or is an update to a previously recommended LATITUDES key tool Yes
Tool development involving a range of stakeholders from different disciplines (e.g. methodologists, statisticians, clinicians) Yes
Avoids recommending use of summary numerical quality scores Yes