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Orthotic Patient-Reported Outcomes – Mobility (OPRO-M™) Terms of use


Thank you for your interest in OPRO-M™. All OPRO-M™ instruments and materials are owned and provided by the University of Washington, © 2022.

Please read our Terms of Use carefully. By accessing OPRO-M™ instruments, you agree to abide by the OPRO-M™ Terms of Use. The University of Washington reserves the right to update these Terms of Use at any time.

Information We Collect

Access to OPRO-M™ instruments requires users provide their name, affiliation, and email. Users information will not be shared, and will be used only to:

  • Send users a direct link to OPRO-M™ instruments for future use (one time)
  • Inform users of instrument updates or corrections (as needed)
  • Provide users any updates to the OPRO-M™ Terms of Use (as needed)
  • Inviting users to collaborate on research efforts (as needed)
  • Request information from users about OPRO-M™ use (once per year)

License Agreement


Users may use OPRO-M™ instruments without a license agreement solely when they are used for:

  • Research
  • Patient care, or
  • Educational activities


Users must obtain a paid license agreement when integrating OPRO-M™ instruments into commercial technology products, including electronic medical record software, mobile applications, or access-limited instrument repositories. To obtain a paid license agreement, please contact the developers (


Users who obtain OPRO-M™ instruments through technological systems that have secured a paid license agreement do not need additional licenses or permissions to use the OPRO-M™ instruments provided via the technological system.


Reproduction and Distribution


Users shall not reproduce OPRO-M™ instruments except as needed to conduct research, patient care, or educational activities. Users shall not distribute, publish, sell, license, or provide OPRO-M™ instruments or materials, by any means whatsoever, to third parties not involved with the users’ activities without a written agreement from the developers (




Users agree not to modify, amend, abridge, revise, adapt, or make derivative or alternative versions of OPRO-M™ instruments without prior written permission from the developers (



Users agree not to translate OPRO-M™ instruments or materials into other languages without prior written permission from the developers (




User agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the University of Washington, its officers, regents, employees, students and agents, against any and all claims, suits, losses, damages, costs, third party claims, fees (including Attorney’ s fees) and expenses resulting from User’s possession and/or use of OPRO-M™ instruments, including but not limited to any damages, losses or liabilities whatsoever with respect to death or injury to any person and damage to any property. This indemnification clause shall survive the termination of this Agreement.

OPRO-M™ instruments are provided ‘AS IS’, without any accompanying services or improvements. The University of Washington does not accept any liability resulting from use of any OPRO-M™ instruments. All OPRO-M™ instruments are provided with no warranties or representations of any kind as to the suitability of OPRO-M™ for a particular purpose.


Neither the University of Washington nor any party involved in creating, producing, or delivering OPRO-M™ instruments shall be liable for any damages, including without limitation, direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, or punitive damages arising out of access to, use of, alterations of, or inability to use OPRO-M™ instruments, or any errors or omissions in the content thereof.


Publications and Presentations


Any publication or presentation created from research, clinical, educational, or other use of OPRO-M™ instruments should include a statement that indicates which instrument(s), including version number, were used in the work. For recommended citations, please see the OPRO-M™ User Guide.


Furthering Development of OPRO-M™ Instruments


Use of OPRO-M™ instruments in clinical care, education, and research is encouraged, with the understanding that data collected will contribute to the overall body of knowledge. Clinical users are encouraged to share patient feedback, de-identified data, and/or experiences using OPRO-M™ instruments with the developers. Researchers are encouraged to disseminate data obtained from OPRO-M™ instruments in presentations and publications (see Publications and Presentations for details). The developers welcome feedback and opportunities to collaborate with all users. 


Please note, permission to use OPRO-M™ short forms does not grant permission to modify the wording or layout of items, to distribute to others in any form, or to translate items into any other language. Permission to modify, distribute, or translate must be requested in writing from the principal developers, Brian J. Hafner, PhD ( or Geoffrey S. Balkman, PhD (

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