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Table 6 MSRS-R item distributions

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

Current MSRS-R (N = 816) No Symptoms Some symptoms, No Disability Mild Disability Moderate Disability Severe Disability
No symptoms or disability in this specific area Aware of symptoms but no limits on my activities Mild limits on my activities, but I do not need help from others or use other aids Moderate limits on my activities and I sometimes need help from others or use other aids Severe limits on my activities and I usually need help from others or use other aids
Walking 12.4% 21.6% 24.4% 33.7% 8.0%
Using your arms and hands 26.8% 33.5% 25.4% 13.5% 0.9%
Vision (with glasses or contacts if you use them) 35.0% 31.0% 19.2% 12.7% 2.0%
Speaking Clearly 47.2% 31.3% 15.8% 5.6% 0.1%
Swallowing 55.6% 27.7% 12.6% 3.9% 0.1%
Bowel or bladder 25.5% 27.7% 26.3% 16.4% 4.0%
Thinking, Memory, or Cognition 16.7% 32.5% 26.7% 19.9% 4.3%
Numbness, Tingling, Burning Sensation or Pain 11.0% 28.7% 27.2% 24.1% 8.9%