Modified Rankin Scale 

Updated: Nov 24, 2014
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Modified Rankin Scale

The Modified Rankin Scale (mRS) is used to measure the degree of disability in patients who have had a stroke, as follows: [1, 2, 3]

  • 0: No symptoms at all
  • 1: Significant disability despite symptoms; able to carry out all usual duties and activities
  • 2: Slight disability; unable to carry out all previous activities, but able to look after own affairs without assistance
  • 3: Moderate disability; requiring some help, but able to walk without assistance
  • 4: Moderately severe disability; unable to walk without assistance and unable to attend to own bodily needs without assistance
  • 5: Severe disability; bedridden, incontinent and requiring constant nursing care and attention
  • 6: Dead