12-Item Multiple Sclerosis Walking Scale (MSWS-12)
What it measures:
Impact of MS on the individual’s walking ability (self-report)
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)
For more information on this and other measures, refer to original document: http://www.neuropt.org/docs/ms-edge-documents/final-ms-edge-document.pdf?sfvrsn=4
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Date: January 21, 2015
Content Type: Test & Measure
For MS EDGE: Diane D. Allen, PT, PhD
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