DSM-5 Cross-Cutting Assessments
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I hope my experience will help someone else out there with adding these assessments to SP online to send to clients on the Client Portal.

I use the DSM-5 Cross Cutting Assessments with most of my clients in-person and recently decided to add them to my online assessments and ran into a snag.  Many of the assessments are PROMIS measures and you must seek written permission to use them electronically.

So, after many hours, here a summary of how you go about this...

First, they will want to know the following:

1. Will there be any commercial use? Multi-institution use?  Research use?

2. Are you distributing them or making them electronically available for anyone else or adding them to an online EHR that you own or that others can access them? (I think this is part of why we cannot “share” assessments on SP)

3. Are you qualified to use the assessments?

4. What assessments are you planning to use exactly (they want names from the PROMIS and HealthMeasures database, not the names on the DSM-5 printouts.

But if you are using them for your own clinical use, (they are free for research, as well, depending on the nature of the research and other provisos), not distributing them, not using them commercially they will grant you free use of PROMIS Measures.

You need to email: 

David Ortiz at help@healthmeasures.net

List your qualifications, which measures exactly you want to use, for guidance on instrument names, please use the 'Search & View Measures' function or the 'Explore Measurement Systems' on the HealthMeasures website.
http://www.healthmeasures.net/

(below, in the comments, I’m going to list the names for the DSM-5 Cross Cutting assessments that I personally use and looked up... this took some time.  Like a lot of time)

They’ll email you the terms and conditions in order to use them appropriately... and you’ll have access to all the scoring rubrics and more guidance on interpretation (On the website) than is provided in the DSM-5.

You still have to type them up, but at least you can use them digitally with permission :)

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    Nicole “Nikki” Schwartz
    For Adults (18+)
    1. PROMIS Short Form v1.0 - Depression - 8b 02May2016
    2. PROMIS Short Form v1.1 - Anger - 5a 27Apr2016
    3. PROMIS Short Form v1.0 - Anxiety - 7a 29Apr2016
    4. PROMIS Short Form v1.0 - Sleep Disturbance - 8b 03May2016
     
     For Parents of Children 6-17:
    1. PROMIS Short Form v1.0 - Sleep Disturbance 8b 03May2016 (as adapted in the DSM-5 for parents of children)
    2. PROMIS Parent Proxy Item Bank v2.0 - Depressive Symptoms (I realize this is a CAT, however, in the DSM-5, PROMIS Emotional Distress, Depression - Parent Item (paper) bank appears to be the same questions listed here or perhaps based on an earlier version.  I’m willing to use the question listed in the PROMIS database or the version published in the DSM-5, based on the guidance from PROMIS). 
    3. PROMIS Pediatric Short Form v2.0 - Anger 5a
    4. PROMIS Parent Proxy Item Bank v.20 - Anxiety 29Jul2016 (similar to the PROMIS Depression measure listed above, the DSM-5 published version PROMIS Emotional Distress, Anxiety, Parent Item Bank, is adapted from the Parent Proxy Item Bank listed in the healthmeasures.net database)
     
    For Children Ages 11-17:
    1. PROMIS, Sleep Disturbance, Short Form v1.0 - Sleep Disturbance 8b 03May2016
    2. PROMIS, Pediatric Item Bank v2.0 - Depressive Symptoms 28Jul2016 (as mentioned from other assessments above, the DSM-5 published version PROMIS Emotional Distress - Depression - Pediatric Item Bank, appears to be adapted from this item bank)
    3. PROMIS, Pediatric Short Form v2.0 - Anger 5a
    4. PROMIS, Pediatric Item Bank v2.0 - Anxiety 28Jul2016 (as mentioned from other assessments above, the DSM-5 published version PROMIS Emotional Distress - Anxiety - Pediatric Item Bank, appears to be adapted from this item bank)
    Edited by Nicole “Nikki” Schwartz
    For Adults (18+)
    1. PROMIS Short Form v1.0 - Depression - 8b 02May2016
    2. PROMIS Short Form v1.1 - Anger - 5a 27Apr2016
    3. PROMIS Short Form v1.0 - Anxiety - 7a 29Apr2016
    4. PROMIS Short Form v1.0 - Sleep Disturbance - 8b 03May2016
     
     For Parents of Children 6-17:
    1. PROMIS Short Form v1.0 - Sleep Disturbance 8b 03May2016 (as adapted in the DSM-5 for parents of children)
    2. PROMIS Parent Proxy Item Bank v2.0 - Depressive Symptoms (I realize this is a CAT, however, in the DSM-5, PROMIS Emotional Distress, Depression - Parent Item (paper) bank appears to be the same questions listed here or perhaps based on an earlier version.  I’m willing to use the question listed in the PROMIS database or the version published in the DSM-5, based on the guidance from PROMIS). 
    3. PROMIS Pediatric Short Form v2.0 - Anger 5a
    4. PROMIS Parent Proxy Item Bank v.20 - Anxiety 29Jul2016 (similar to the PROMIS Depression measure listed above, the DSM-5 published version PROMIS Emotional Distress, Anxiety, Parent Item Bank, is adapted from the Parent Proxy Item Bank listed in the healthmeasures.net database)
     
    For Children Ages 11-17:
    1. PROMIS, Sleep Disturbance, Short Form v1.0 - Sleep Disturbance 8b 03May2016
    2. PROMIS, Pediatric Item Bank v2.0 - Depressive Symptoms 28Jul2016 (as mentioned from other assessments above, the DSM-5 published version PROMIS Emotional Distress - Depression - Pediatric Item Bank, appears to be adapted from this item bank)
    3. PROMIS, Pediatric Short Form v2.0 - Anger 5a
    4. PROMIS, Pediatric Item Bank v2.0 - Anxiety 28Jul2016 (as mentioned from other assessments above, the DSM-5 published version PROMIS Emotional Distress - Anxiety - Pediatric Item Bank, appears to be adapted from this item bank)
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    Nicole “Nikki” Schwartz

    Also, not all of the DSM-5 Cross Cutting Assesments are PROMIS measures, for example the PHQ-9, those each have their own requirements, but it seems much less difficult to use those electronically.

    Also, not all of the DSM-5 Cross Cutting Assesments are PROMIS measures, for example the PHQ-9, those each have their own requirements, but it seems much less difficult to use those electronically.

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    Sadie Carrico

    Thank you so much for this information! I use this in my in-person practice and was looking for a way to share these assessments in SP for Telehealth.

    Thank you so much for this information! I use this in my in-person practice and was looking for a way to share these assessments in SP for Telehealth.

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    Bryn Davis

    Once I get permission, am I able to upload the assessment(s) into Simple Practice for my clients to complete via the client portal?

    Once I get permission, am I able to upload the assessment(s) into Simple Practice for my clients to complete via the client portal?

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    Nicole “Nikki” Schwartz

    Bryn, I think you’re asking if you can upload them directly? No. There is no shared template for many of them. But the permission allows you to use them for your own clients digitally via the client portal. You’ll just have to create the template yourself.

    Bryn, I think you’re asking if you can upload them directly? No. There is no shared template for many of them. But the permission allows you to use them for your own clients digitally via the client portal. You’ll just have to create the template yourself.