The Journal of Arthroplasty, Volume 34, Issue 10, 2313 - 2318

Early Experience and Results Using Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System Scores in Primary Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty

Stiegel, Kelly R. et al.
Hip Knee


Our study determined if preoperative Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) scores could predict achieving minimum clinically important differences (MCIDs) in postoperative PROMIS scores after primary total hip and knee arthroplasty.


Ninety-three patients were administered the PROMIS Depression, Pain Interference, and Physical Function domains at their preoperative appointment and 6-week follow-up visit. MCIDs were drawn from existing literature for the PROMIS domains.


The MCID was achieved in 74% of patients for Pain Interference, 34% for Physical Function, and 24% for Depression. Our model could predict with 90% specificity which patients would meet MCID if their preop PROMIS Pain score was above 38, Physical Function score less than 19, or Depression score above 22.


Preoperative PROMIS Pain Interference, Physical Function, and Depression scores can predict achieving MCID in postoperative PROMIS scores.

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