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COSMIN checklist


We updated the COSMIN methology for systematic reviews of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs), including a guideline for conducting systematic reviews on PROMs, the new COSMIN Risk of Bias Checklist, and other tools to help you conducting your review.


Two of our new papers are accepted for publication!

COSMIN Risk of Bias checklist for systematic reviews of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures.

Mokkink LB, de Vet HCW, Prinsen CAC, Patrick DL, Alonso J, Bouter LM, Terwee CB. Qual Life Res. 2017 Dec 19. doi: 10.1007/s11136-017-1765-4. [Epub ahead of print]


View the COSMIN Risk of Bias checklist.


COSMIN guideline for systematic reviews of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures. Prinsen CAC, Mokkink LB, Bouter LM, Alonso J, Patrick DL, De Vet HCW, Terwee CB. Accepted for publication in Qual Life Res.


Available now:

COSMIN methodology for systematic reviews of Patientā€Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) - user manual.



COSMIN Study Design checklist will be published soon on this website.



original materials:


COSMIN checklist
Scoring system