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Confirming the validity and responsiveness of the Multiple Sclerosis Walking Scale-12 (MSWS-12)

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=15184625

Neurology. 2004 Jun 8;62(11):2103-5
McGuigan C, Hutchinson M.
Department of Neurology, St. Vincent's University Hospital, and University College, Dublin, Ireland.

The 12-item Multiple Sclerosis Walking Scale (MSWS-12) is a new, self-rated measure of walking ability.

The scale has not been independently validated for use in differing MS populations.

One hundred forty-nine patients in the community and 53 hospital outpatients with MS completed the MSWS-12 and other outcome measures.

The psychometric properties of the MSWS-12 were excellent, and in particular the scale is responsive to change.