A collection of various useful tables with scales and gradings

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Modified Rankin Scale

Outcome grading scale often used for following CVA or SAH.

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



Rankin J. “Cerebral vascular accidents in patients over the age of 60.” Scott Med J 1957;2:200-15.

Bonita R, Beaglehole R. “Modification of Rankin Scale: Recovery of motor function after stroke.” Stroke 1988 Dec;19(12):1497-1500.

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