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Table 8 Comparison of MSRS-R and MSRS-R items by known PDDS groups

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

Mean (S.D) n of cases Total MSRS-R (0–32) Walking (0–4) Arms & Hands (0–4) Vision (0–4) Speaking (0–4) Swallowing (0–4) Bowel & Bladder (0–4) Thinking, Memory, Cognition (0–4) Numbness, Tingling, Burning Sensation or Pain (0–4)
PDDS group           
0 - normal 189 4.9 0.7 0.5 0.6 0.3 0.2 0.7 1.0 1.1
(3.5) (0.7) (0.7) (0.8) (0.5) (0.5) (0.8) (0.8) (0.8)
1 - mild disability 107 8.8 1.4 0.9 0.9 0.7 0.5 1.2 1.5 1.6
(4.5) (7.5) (0.8) (0.9) (0.8) (0.8) (1.0) (1.0) (1.0)
2 - moderate 99 11.8 1.8 1.4 1.5 1.0 0.6 1.4 2.0 2.0
(4.2) (0.8) (0.8) (1.1) (0.9) (0.8) (1.0) (1.0) (1.0)
3 - gait disability 143 12.3 2.4 1.6 1.3 0.9 0.8 1.5 1.8 2.1
(4.8) (0.6) (1.0) (1.0) (0.9) (0.8) (1.0) (1.1) (1.0)
4 - early cane 143 14.1 2.9 1.6 1.4 1.0 0.9 2.0 1.9 2.4
(5.7) (0.5) (1.0) (1.1) (1.0) (0.9) (1.1) (1.1) (1.1)
5 - late cane 90 15.9 3.3 2.0 1.7 1.2 1.1 2.0 2.0 2.6
(5.3) (0.5) (0.9) (1.3) (1.0) (1.0) (1.0) (1.2) (1.1)
6 - bilateral support 31 15.5 3.5 1.9 1.4 1.0 0.9 2.7 1.8 2.4
(5.4) (0.5) (1.1) (1.1) (1.0) (1.1) (1.0) (1.0) (1.2)
7- wheelchair or scooter 14 13.4 3.9 1.4 1.0 0.9 0.9 2.3 1.2 2.1
(5.5) (0.4) (1.3) (0.3) (1.1) (1.0) (1.2) (1.2) (1.7)
8 - bedridden 0 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a