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

Neurology. 2004 Jun 8;62(11):2103-5. doi: 10.1212/01.wnl.0000127604.84575.0d.


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.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Validation Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Gait Disorders, Neurologic* / etiology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Multiple Sclerosis* / complications
  • Nervous System Diseases
  • Outpatients
  • Sampling Studies
  • Severity of Illness Index*
  • Single-Blind Method
  • Walking*