Modified Rankin Scale for Neurologic Disability
Measures the degree of disability or dependence in the daily activities of people who have suffered a stroke or other causes of neurological disability.
When to Use
No symptoms at all0
No significant disability despite symptoms; able to carry out all usual duties and activities+1
Slight disability; unable to carry out all previous activities, but able to look after own affairs without assistance+2
Moderate disability; requiring some help, but able to walk without assistance+3
Moderately severe disability; unable to walk and attend to bodily needs without assistance+4
Severe disability; bedridden, incontinent and requiring constant nursing care and attention+5
A standardized interview also exists to try to reduce subjectivity or variability in score assignments. See the “About” section for more information.
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