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Table 4 Proportion of patients in most extreme disability category in original (MSRS) and revised (MSRS-R) scales

From: The multiple sclerosis rating scale, revised (MSRS-R): Development, refinement, and psychometric validation using an online community

MSRS Item MSRS: % of patients reporting “total disability” MSRS-R: % of patients reporting “severe disability”
Walking 8 18
Upper limb / Arms and Hands 1 1
Vision 1 3
Speaking 0 1
Swallowing 0 1
Thinking, memory, or cognition 2 4
Numbness, tingling, burning sensation, pain 8 13