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What it measures:

Coordination, fatigue, flexibility, muscle performance, muscle tone/spasticity, balance/falls, reach and grasp, self-care, health and wellness, leisure, quality of life, role function, social function, work

Target Population:

People with multiple sclerosis (MS)

Professional Association Recommendations:


  • Highly recommended in acute, inpatient rehabilitation, home health, skilled nursing, and outpatient practice settings.
  • Recommended for EDSS 0.0-7.5; rating of 3 for  Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) levels 0.0–7.5 reflects lack of responsiveness data in MS.
  • Not recommended for EDSS 8.0-9.5.

For more about the recommendations for use of outcome measures in clinical practice, education, and research that were made by the Multiple Sclerosis Task Force of APTA’s Neurology Section:

Potter K, Cohen ET, Allen DD, Bennett SE, et al. Outcome Measures for Individuals With Multiple Sclerosis: Recommendations From the American Physical Therapy Association Neurology Section Task Force. Phys Ther. 2014; 94(5):593-608. Free Article. | PubMed Abstract

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