PAM® for Research Studies

Insignia Health offers a limited number of PAM®-only licenses to healthcare researchers.

Research License details

This 12-month renewable license for the PAM® survey is designed for researchers conducting publication-caliber studies with a clear research design and methodology.  Upon completion of the study, licensees are required to submit their full, de-identified data set including PAM scores and other self-reported or clinical data to Insignia Health.  

We will not alter, share or publish your data.  However, we will compare your data to our normative data set and use this information to continually refine PAM and PAM-based guidance for coaches, clinicians and patients.  Any analysis performed by Insignia Health on the de-identified data can be shared back with the researcher upon request.  

The PAM-only research license does not have all of the administration, customization and service features available with our standard or limited commercial licenses.  If your organization does not meet all of the criteria listed below, or if you prefer a customized activation-based solution for your research, please contact us regarding a commercial license.  

Following successful application for a research license, Insignia Health will deliver links to the PAM survey, score sheet, training documentation and supporting materials through an online account in about 10 business days.  A $75 non-refundable application fee is required, payable by credit card only.

To license and use the Patient Activation Measure® (PAM®) survey in a research study, please confirm your agreement with each statement.


Why do I need to agree to these statements in order to license the PAM survey for my study?

Insignia Health, LLC is the exclusive licensing organization for the Patient Activation Measure® (PAM®) survey on behalf of its developers and the University of Oregon.  We have an obligation to protect the intellectual property of the PAM survey and to maintain our own viability as a business.  

However, we also recognize that the PAM survey was initially developed and is continually refined through research, and we seek to continue that practice by offering special licenses to health researchers around the world.  In exchange, we require that research licensees provide us with the entire de-identified data set related to their use of the PAM survey in their research.  Expansion of the underlying data set allows us to continually refine calculation of PAM score and level. 

If you do not or cannot accept these conditions, you may purchase a standard or limited commercial license that does not require sharing all research data.  Please contact us at to inquire about obtaining a commercial license to utilize the PAM survey in your work.  

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PAM 10

Scoring for 10-statement survey. PAM algorithm not included.

PAM 13

Scoring for 13-statement survey. PAM algorithm not included.

You must choose a PAM Scoring option.

Number of unique survey participants.

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