Exploring the reliability of the modified rankin scale.

  title={Exploring the reliability of the modified rankin scale.},
  author={Terence J Quinn and Jesse Dawson and Matthew R. Walters and Kennedy R. Lees},
  volume={40 3},
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The modified Rankin Scale (mRS) is the most prevalent outcome measure in stroke trials. Use of the mRS may be hampered by variability in grading. Previous estimates of the properties of the mRS have used diverse methodologies and may not apply to contemporary trial populations. We used a mock clinical trial design to explore inter- and intraobserver variability of the mRS. METHODS Consenting patients with stroke attending for outpatient review had the mRS performed by 2… CONTINUE READING