A wide variety of measures have been used in clinical studies of MS. Provided here is information about many of those most frequently used. Each measure includes a brief description, administration time, administration method, scoring method, general comments, information on the psychometric qualities of the measure, and literature citations. In addition, where possible, the actual forms needed to utilize the measure are provided.
All of this material is reviewed on an annual basis and updated if needed. In addition, individual sections are updated whenever necessary.
**These measures are organized using the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health. The three major categories in the WHO system are
For information on the WHO classification system, visit the ICF home page at www3.who.int/icf/icftemplate.cfm.
Questions concerning clinical study measures should be directed to the Associate Vice President of Health Care Delivery and Policy Research at the National MS Society:
Nicholas LaRocca, PhD