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J Shoulder Elbow Surg


Aim: The purpose of this study was to investigate the responsiveness of three PROMIS CAT domains in patients undergoing reverse shoulder arthroplasty. Background: To better optimize the administration and postoperative tracking of patients using PROM, the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) was established by the National Institutes of Health. PROMIS CAT domains have been since validated in multiple orthopedic interventions of the shoulder, however, no one to date has studied the responsiveness of PROMIS CAT domains in a cohort of patients undergoing reverse shoulder arthroplasty.

Methods: Patients undergoing reverse shoulder arthroplasty by a board-certified shoulder and elbow surgeon were included in this study. PROMIS CAT Upper Extremity Physical Function (“PROMIS-UE”), Pain Interference (“PROMIS-PI”), and Depression (“PROMIS-D”) scores were collected preoperatively and at five postoperative timepoints. Patient-centric demographic factors, range of motion, and clinical characteristics were also reviewed and analyzed for association with PROMIS scores.

Results: 104 patients undergoing primary reverse shoulder arthroplasty were included in this study. The patient cohort consisted of 52 males (50.0%), an average age of 70.3 years (standard deviation, 11.2), and a BMI of 30.2 (standard deviation, 6.1). All three PROMIS domains showed significant improvement as early as 6 weeks after surgery, with values of 32.4 ± 6.6, 56.2 ± 7.5, and 44.6 ± 8.6, for PROMIS-UE, PROMIS-PI, and PROMIS-D, respectively. Significant improvements were noted for each postoperative timepoint thereafter, with 1-year follow up values as follows: 42.1 ± 8.7, 52.5 ± 8.6, and 43.6 ± 9.5 for PROMIS-UE, PROMIS-PI, and PROMIS-D, respectively. Moderate correlations were identified with postoperative PROMIS-UE and abduction (r=0.439, p<0.01), as well as postoperative PROMIS-PI and PROMIS-D (r=0.502, p<0.01).

Conclusions: PROMIS CAT forms demonstrate responsiveness in patients undergoing reverse shoulder arthroplasty.





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