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What it measures:

Impact of MS on the individual’s walking ability (self-report)

Target Population:

Multiple sclerosis (MS)

MS EDGE Recommendations

Highly recommended in acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, home health, skilled nursing, and outpatient care

Highly recommended for EDSS levels 0.0-3.5, 4.0-5.5, and 6.0-7.5.

Instructions state that if individual cannot walk at all, the requested box should be checked and no items should be completed.

Recommended as a good indicator of actual walking behavior in people with EDSS 3.5‐7.5 outside the clinical/laboratory spotlight because of high correlation with daily step count as recorded by a step activity monitor during all waking hours for up to 7 days (Cavanaugh et al, 2011)

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Clinical Summary

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Jan 11, 2015

PTs conduct a detailed examination and develop a comprehensive plan of care to improve and maintain many aspects of physical function.