Modified Rankin Scale (MRS)


Purpose of the measure

The Modified Rankin Scale (MRS) is a single item, global outcomes rating scale for patients post-stroke. It is used to categorize level of functional independence with reference to pre-stroke activities rather than on observed performance of a specific task.

Author*: Lisa Zeltzer, MSc OT
Editors: Nicol Korner-Bitensky, PhD OT; Elissa Sitcoff, BA BSc; Sabrina Figueiredo, BSc

Evidence reviewed as of before 19-08-2008

NOTE: *The authors have no direct financial interest in any tools,
tests or interventions presented in StrokEngine-assessment.