The Relation Between the Modified Rankin Scale (mRS) Scores and Utility Weights: Results from a Survey Among Community Dwelling Long Term Stroke Survivors Academic Article uri icon


  • Objectives The modified Rankin Scale (mRS) is frequently used in clinical studies to measure the level of disability following stroke and TIA. As the mRS is a disease-specific instrument, it can not be easily translated into preference-based utility-weights to be used in cost-effectiveness analyses (CEAs). Data on utility-weights by the mRS disability level are limited. We estimated the relation between mRS scores and utility-weights in a convenience sample of “real-world” stroke survivors. Methods During a personal interview of 148 community dwelling long-term stroke survivors attending day-care rehabilitation centers throughout Israel, we estimated the level of disability using the mRS, ranging from: no symptoms/disability (mRS= 0), to severe disability (mRS= 5). Patients also completed the EuroQoL (EQ-5D) questionnaire, the most commonly used instrument for obtaining utility …

publication date

  • January 1, 2013