Modified Rankin Scale (mRS)
Created 22/02/2022, last revision 05/05/2022
- mRS is used to assess functional outcomes (the degree of disability or dependence in the daily activities) in patients who have suffered a stroke
- mRS has been used in clinical research for more than 30 years
- mRS correlates with stroke type, lesion size, and neurological impairment as assessed by other stroke evaluation scales
- individual quality of life and independence are influenced by a wide variety of factors, including the presence of comorbidities
- increased reliability of mRS assessments can be achieved by the use of a structured interview
- mRS should be repeated over time to check for recovery
|Modified Rankin Scale (mRS)|
Standardized interview for the mRS (Yes/No questions)
- do you have any symptoms that are bothering you?
- able to carry out all duties and activities as before?
- are you able to keep up with your hobbies?
- do you need help making a simple meal, doing household chores, or balancing a checkbook?
- do you need help with shopping or traveling close to home?
- do you need another person to help you walk?
- do you need help with eating, going to the toilet, or bathing?
- do you stay in bed most of the day and require constant nursing care?