• The Registry enables you to benchmark outcomes using selected outcomes instruments, both generic and specific to a condition, disease, or body region.

    The Registry's instruments have been vetted for reliability, validity, and sensitivity by APTA's Scientific Advisory Panel and are approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for use under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).

    Current Outcomes Instruments by Domain

    Quality of Life

    • PROMIS Global 10


    • Pain Intensity Rating Scale
    • PROMIS Pain Interference

    Physical Function Global

    Patient-Reported Outcomes

    • Activity Measure for Post-Acute Care (AM-PAC)*
    • CARE Item Set: Global
    • PROMIS Physical Function


    • Berg Balance Scale
    • CARE Item Set

    Performance-Based Patient-Reported Outcomes

    • Activities-Specific Balance Confidence Scale (ABC Scale)
    • 6-Minute Walk Test (6MWT)
    • 10-Meter Walk Test (10MWT)

    Body-Region Specific


    • Neck Disability Index (NDI)

    Upper Extremity

    • Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand Questionnaire (DASH)


    • Modified Low Back Pain Disability Questionnaire (LBPDQ)
    • Oswestry Low Back Pain Disability Index* (ODI)

    Lower Extremity

    • Hip Disability and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score, Joint Replacement (HOOS, JR)
    • Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score, Joint Replacement (KOOS, JR)
    • Knee Outcome Survey (KOS)
    • Lower Extremity Functional Scale (LEFS)


    • AM-PAC: Applied Cognitive Function*

    *Items with an asterisk require users to hold a subscription for that instrument

    Apply to Add an Outcomes Instrument

    If your organization or professional specialty utilizes an outcomes instrument other than those listed, it may petition the PT Outcomes Registry's Scientific Advisory Panel to include that outcomes instrument.

    Please review the process for adding an outcomes instrument and then contact Karen Chesbrough, director of the PT Outcomes Registry, to begin the application process.

  • Last Updated: 10/29/2019
    Contact: registry@apta.org