The Rome Foundation research and education materials are increasingly in demand internationally by a number of agencies and individuals. Such agencies include pharmaceutical companies, clinical research organizations and medical education providers, including universities and colleges. Individual users may include academicians undertaking investigator-initiated research studies. In view of the extensive resources invested by the Rome Foundation in the creation of these materials, and their important intellectual property, it is necessary to maintain a formal copyright policy.

Objectives of policy:

  1. To provide quality control on the reproduction, dissemination and other usage of Rome Foundation copyright products and materials.
  2. To provide a standard and consistent fee schedule for use of these materials.

If you are interested in the educational and research materials listed below, please provide us with the following information and we will contact you shortly regarding your request.

Current Rome Foundation copyright education and research materials:

All instruments available in English unless otherwise marked.

Rome IV

  • Rome IV book (Rome IV: Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, Disorders of Gut-Brain Interaction, Fourth Edition, Volumes 1 and 2, Rome Foundation, 2016)
  • Rome IV Diagnostic Questionnaires for Adults (translations will be available soon)
    • Rome IV Diagnostic Questionnaire for Adults, including individual modules and scoring algorithm
      • A. Esophageal Disorders Module
      • B. Gastroduodenal Disorders Module
      • C. and D. Bowel Disorders and CNS GI Pain Module
      • E. Gallbladder and Sphincter of Oddi Disorders Module
      • F. Anorectal Module
      • G. Irritable Bowel Syndrome Module
    • Rome IV Diagnostic Questionnaire for Adults, questions only
    • Rome IV Diagnostic Questionnaire for Adults, preamble
    • Rome IV Diagnostic Questionnaire for Adults, scoring algorithm
  • Rome IV Diagnostic Questionnaire for Pediatric Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders – Child (R4PDQ-child)
    • R4PDQ-child – Parent report
    • R4PDQ-child – Self-report (10 and up)
    • R4PDQ-child – Scoring instructions
  • Rome IV Diagnostic Questionnaire for Pediatric Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders – Toddler (R4PDQ-toddler)
    • R4PDQ-toddler – Parent report
  • Guidelines for Involvement of Mental Health Professional

Rome III

  • Rome III book (Rome III: The Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, Third Edition, Degnon Associates, Inc., 2006) earlier editions, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese translations
  • Rome III Diagnostic Questionnaires (click here for available translations)
    • Rome III Diagnostic Questionnaire for the Adult Functional GI Disorders, including individual modules and scoring algorithm
      • IBS Module
      • Constipation Module
      • Functional Dyspepsia Module
      • Functional Bowel Disorders
    • Rome III Diagnostic Questionnaire for the Pediatric Functional GI Disorders
    • Rome III Diagnostic Questionnaire for FGIDs in Infants and Toddlers
    • Rome III Psychosocial Alarm Questionnaire for the Functional GI Disorders
  • Computer Based Learning Program for the Functional GI Disorders, including individual modules
  • Understanding the Irritable Gut (Thompson WG, 2008)
  • Clinical Diagnostic Algorithm program, including individual modules or algorithms
  • Bristol Stool Form Scale (BSFS)
  • Celiac Disease – Quality of Life survey (CD-QOL)
    Additional translations – Dutch, Japanese, Portuguese
  • Functional Bowel Disorders Severity Index (FBDSI)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Quality of Life survey (IBS-QOL)
    Additional translations – Afrikaans, Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Cantonese, Czech, Danish, English, Finnish, French, German, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Kannada, Korean, Latvian, Malay, Malayalam, Mandarin Chinese, Marathi, Norwegian, Panjabi, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Telugu, Ukrainian, Urdu
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Symptom Severity Scale (IBS-SSS)
    Additional translations – Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Latvian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish
  • Rating Form of Irritable Bowel Disease Patient Concerns (RFIPC)
    Additional translations – Afrikaans, Arabic, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Estonian, French Canadian, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Ukranian, Turkish
  • Comorbid Medical Conditions Questionnaire (CMCQ)
  • Satisfaction with Care Scale (SAT-37)
  • Trauma Questionnaire
  • Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease Health Status Scales (UC-CD)

To find out more information, please contact Emily McGee or Sherita Barnes.