Utilization of the Expanded Disability Status Scale as a distinctive instrument for walking impairment in persons with multiple sclerosis with mild disability

Kahraman T., SAVCI S., Poyraz E. C., ÖZAKBAŞ S., Idiman E.

NEUROREHABILITATION, vol.38, no.1, pp.7-14, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.3233/nre-151290
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.7-14
  • Keywords: Multiple sclerosis, EDSS, walking, disability, assessment, fatigue, depression, quality of life, QUALITY-OF-LIFE, FATIGUE IMPACT SCALE, 6-SPOT STEP TEST, EXERCISE CAPACITY, PHYSICAL-ACTIVITY, VALIDATION, GAIT, FITNESS, EDSS, MS
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


BACKGROUND: The Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) is a well-established clinical measure to assess disability in multiple sclerosis (MS). Gait dysfunction is primarily considered for scoring only above EDSS 3.5. However, the changes in functional systems in below EDSS 3.5 may result gait disturbances.