|Purpose:||The purpose of this FOA is to solicit applications for the Validation of Pediatric Patient Reported Outcomes in Chronic Diseases (PEPR) Consortium. The NIAMS, on behalf of the National Institutes of Health, intends to capitalize on recent advances in the science of Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) to measure the patient experience in clinical care and research in children with a variety of chronic diseases and conditions (e.g., asthma, juvenile arthritis, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, obesity and overweight, chronic kidney disease, inflammatory bowel disease, sickle cell disease, malnutrition, developmental disabilities including attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy and mental illnesses) using the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) tools and approaches coupled with detailed clinical phenotyping and/or biospecimen collection in well-characterized human cohorts. The Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) is a system of highly reliable, precise measures of patient–reported health status for physical, mental, and social well–being. PROMIS tools measure what patients are able to do and how they feel by asking questions. PROMIS’ measures can be used as primary or secondary endpoints in clinical studies of the effectiveness of treatment.|
|Receipt Date:||June 2, 2015
Expires: June 3, 2015
|Total Awards:||Application budgets are not limited, but must reflect the actual needs of the proposed research.|
Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.
For institutions/organizations proposing multiple PDs/PIs, visit the Multiple Program Director/Principal Investigator Policy and submission details in the Senior/Key Person Profile (Expanded) Component of the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide.