Rating neurologic impairment in multiple sclerosis: an expanded disability status scale (EDSS).

@article{Kurtzke1983RatingNI,
  title={Rating neurologic impairment in multiple sclerosis: an expanded disability status scale (EDSS).},
  author={John F. Kurtzke},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={1983},
  volume={33 11},
  pages={1444-52}
}
One method of evaluating the degree of neurologic impairment in MS has been the combination of grades (0 = normal to 5 or 6 = maximal impairment) within 8 Functional Systems (FS) and an overall Disability Status Scale (DSS) that had steps from 0 (normal) to 10 (death due to MS). A new Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) is presented, with each of the former steps (1,2,3 . . . 9) now divided into two (1.0, 1.5, 2.0 . . . 9.5). The lower portion is obligatorily defined by Functional System… CONTINUE READING
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