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Blog - New to Heoro: PRO tools added in August 2019

Published: 28-10-2019

We have developed our ontology of PRO instruments based on those tools that are cited in the abstracts we index in our database. The ontology has over 5,400 instruments that have been indexed to the abstracts that cite them, and we add new instruments as we come across them from our daily search of PubMed.

In August 2019 we added another 17 instruments to the ontology. These are listed in the table below.  You can find the abstracts that cite them by searching for their name in the Instrument menu on the Dashboard as follows:

 1. Go to the Dashboard.

2. Select "All diseases or no specific disease" from the Diseases menu.

3. Select "PRO studies" from the Study type menu.

4. Then select the PRO instrument you are interested in from the Instruments menu.

5. Click on "Search" and all relevant papers will appear. 

The dashboard is completely free to use, and you can download the abstracts identified by your search as a .txt file, which you can them import into citation manager software such as EndNote.


Disease area

Perceived Ability to Cope with Trauma Scale

Activities of daily living

Savoring Beliefs Inventory

Activities of daily living

Conservation of Resources-Evaluation

Activities of daily living

List of Threatening Experiences

Activities of daily living

Sustainability of Living Inventory (SOLI)

Activities of daily living

Combined Assessment of Function and Survival (CAFS)


Dementia Quality of Life Scale for Older Family Carers' (DQoL-OC)


Charcot-Marie-Tooth Health Index  CMTHI


Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Ascites Index (FACIT-AI;


Mobility-Disability Severity Index


ANCA-associated vasculitis patient-reported outcomes (AAV-PRO)


Active Life with Asthma (ALMA)


Peristomal Lesion Scale [PLS]




Ascites Symptom Inventory-7 (ASI-7)


Simple Test for Evaluating hand Function (STEF)


Comprehensive Assessment of Self-Reported Urinary Symptoms, CASUS




Written by Alexandra Furber