Protocol - Peer Relationships - Self Report

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The PROMIS© Peer Relationships item banks assess self-reported quality of relationships with friends and other acquaintances during the past 7 days.

Specific Instructions

A brief to the PROMIS© Peer Relationships instrument is available for review here. The guide provides additional information on administration and scoring.


The PROMIS© Peer Relationships item banks assess self-reported quality of relationships with friends and other acquaintances during the past 7 days.  This measure focuses on social development and engagement with peers. 

To obtain materials for administering and scoring the PROMIS© Pediatric Item Bank v2.0 – Peer Relationships please visit Healthmeasures.net. These materials are available free of charge.

Translated versions of this protocol are available for purchase.


Limited Availability

Personnel and Training Required


Equipment Needs


Requirement CategoryRequired
Major equipment No
Specialized training No
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection No
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual No
Mode of Administration

Self-administered questionnaire


Child, Adolescent


Children ages 8-17

Selection Rationale

PROMIS© measures are available for free and can be administered in multiple ways. They are validated and widely used to assess physical, mental and social development. Having both self and parent/proxy report available is important for use with the pediatric population.



caDSR Common Data Elements (CDE) Pediatric Self-Report Peer Relationship Questionnaire Assessment Scale   7051611 CDE Browser
Human Phenotype Ontology Lack of peer relationships HP:0002332 HPO
Derived Variables


Process and Review

Not applicable

Protocol Name from Source

PROMIS© (Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System) Pediatric Item Bank v2.0 - Peer Relationships


Dewalt DA1, Thissen D, Stucky BD, Langer MM, Morgan Dewitt E, Irwin DE, Lai JS, Yeatts KB, Gross HE, Taylor O, Varni JW PROMIS Pediatric Peer Relationships Scale: development of a peer relationships item bank as part of social health measurement. Health Psychol. 2013 Oct;32(10):1093-103.

PROMIS© Parent Proxy Item Bank v 2.0 - Peer Relationships is a proprietary instrument, and administration requires visiting Healthmeasures.net.

Health Measures
Website: Healthmeasures.net

General References

Ader, Deborah N. Developing the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS). Medical Care. 45(5):S1-S2, May 2007.

Cella, David; Yount, Susan; Rothrock, Nan; More. The Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS): Progress of an NIH Roadmap Cooperative Group During its First Two Years. Medical Care. 45(5):S3-S11, May 2007.

Devine, K.A., Willard, V.W., Hocking, M.C., Stapleton, J.L., Rotter, D., Bukowski, W.M., & Noll, R.B. (2018). PROMIS Peer Relationships Short Form: How Well Does Self-Report Correlate with Data from Peers? Journal of Pediatric Psychology. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29800306

Ross, A.C., Simons, L.E., Feinstein, A.B., Yoon, I.A., & Bhandari, R.P. (2017). Social Risk and Resilience Factors in Adolescent Chronic Pain: Examining the Role of Parents and Peers. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1093/jpepsy/jsx118

Toomey, M., Schwartz, J., Laverdiere, M., Tucker, C.A., Bevans, K., Forrest, C.B., & Blum, N.J. (2016). Preliminary Validation of the PROMIS Parent-Proxy Peer Relationships Measure in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Dbpnet Study. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 37(9), 724-729. 

Protocol ID


Export Variables
Variable Name Variable IDVariable DescriptiondbGaP Mapping
PX300902000000 Protocol 300902 - proprietary. Check DCW for more
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Pediatric Development
Measure Name

Peer Relationships

Release Date

December 11, 2019


Assessment of a child’s or teen’s current (past seven days) relationships with peers.


To assess a child’s or teen’s social development and engagement with their peers. Good social skills are important for relationship building and success in other areas of life.


Friends, Friendship, Acceptance, Social Development, Relationships, PROMIS© Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System, social health, Pediatric Development

Measure Protocols
Protocol ID Protocol Name
300901 Peer Relationships - Proxy Report
300902 Peer Relationships - Self Report

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