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Table 7 Correlations (Spearman’s rho) between MSRS-R domains and PDDS and NARCOMS Performance Scales (p < 0.001)

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

  NARCOMS
MSRS-R Domains PDDS Mobility Hand Vision Fatigue Cognitive Bladder/Bowel Sensory Spasticity Pain Depression Tremor
Walking 0.84 0.84 0.43 0.25 0.44 0.27 0.44 0.41 0.55 0.40 0.25 0.53
Using your arms and hands 0.48 0.47 0.70 0.38 0.48 0.44 0.28 0.56 0.50 0.50 0.32 0.49
Vision (with glasses or contacts if you use them) 0.28 0.28 0.35 0.71 0.35 0.42 0.26 0.36 0.32 0.40 0.32 0.32
Speaking Clearly 0.28 0.27 0.42 0.38 0.37 0.47 0.23 0.32 0.28 0.36 0.27 0.35
Swallowing 0.32 0.32 0.39 0.36 0.39 0.43 0.30 0.38 0.33 0.39 0.30 0.35
Bowel or bladder 0.48 0.46 0.30 0.30 0.37 0.34 0.71 0.35 0.36 0.32 0.25 0.36
Thinking, Memory, or Cognition 0.28 0.26 0.37 0.41 0.49 0.77 0.28 0.38 0.34 0.44 0.42 0.42
Numbness, Tingling, Burning Sensation or Pain 0.45 0.42 0.48 0.36 0.51 0.45 0.31 0.72 0.53 0.67 0.38 0.47