(Programmable ROM) A permanent memory chip in which the content is created (programmed) by the customer rather than by the chip manufacturer. It differs from a ROM chip, which is created at the time of manufacture. PROMs are used for storage when their content is not expected to change, but in many applications, they have given way to EPROMs and EEPROMs, which can be reprogrammed. See PROM programmer, memory types and EEPROM.
Although the author did not report the literature review strategy in detail, the review appropriately aimed to identify articles, which studied the physical requirements of various functional tasks and other patient reported outcome measures for pain and/or disability.
The use of outcome measures, especially Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) has the potential to provide greater insight to herbal and naturopathic clinicians regarding the nature and severity of the patient's health complaint, and the impact of treatment.