There is no single measure of multiple sclerosis (MS). This glossary provides simple explanations for some of the terms used to define how multiple sclerosis can be measured.

References

  1. Multiple Sclerosis Coalition. The Use Of Disease – Modifying Therapies In Multiple Sclerosis: Principles and Current Evidence Summary. Available at http://www.nationalmssociety.org/getmedia/1e64b96c-9e55-400e-9a64-0cdf5e2d60fe/summaryDMTpaper_-final. Accessed September 2016.
  2. Bermel, RA, et al. The measurement and clinical relevance of brain atrophy in multiple sclerosis. The Lancet Neurology. 2006; 5(2):158 – 170.
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  4. Giovannoni, G, et al. Brain Health: Time Matters in Multiple Sclerosis. 2015; pp 14.
  5. Lublin FD, et al. Defining the clinical course of multiple sclerosis. Neurology. 2014; 83(3):278 – 86.
  6. National MS Society. Functional Systems Score (FSS) and Expanded Disability Status Scale. Available at http://www.nationalmssociety.org/For-Professionals/Researchers/Resources-for-Researchers/Clinical-Study-Measures/Functional-Systems-Scores-(FSS)-and-Expanded-Disab. Accessed September 2016.
  7. National MS Society. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Available at http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Symptoms-Diagnosis/DiagnosingTools/MRI. Accessed September 2016.
  8. National MS Society. Multiple Sclerosis Functional Composite (MSFC). Available at http://www.nationalmssociety.org/For-Professionals/Researchers/Resources-for-Researchers/Clinical-Study-Measures/Multiple-Sclerosis-Functional-Composite-(MSFC). Accessed September 2016.
  9. MS Society UK. NEDA (no evidence of disease activity). Available at https://www.mstrust.org.uk/a-z/neda-no-evidence-disease-activity. Accessed September 2016.
  10. National MS Society. 9-Hole Peg Test (9-HPT). Available at http://www.nationalmssociety.org/For-Professionals/Researchers/Resources-forResearchers/Clinical-Study-Measures/9-Hole-Peg-Test-(9-HPT). Accessed September 2016.
  11. National MS Society. Paced Auditory Serial Addition Test (PASAT). Available at http://www.nationalmssociety.org/For-Professionals/Researchers/Resources-for-Researchers/Clinical-Study-Measures/Paced-Auditory-Serial-Addition-Test-(PASAT). Accessed September 2016.
  12. National MS Society. Managing Relapses. Available at http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Treating-MS/Managing-Relapses. Accessed September 2016.
  13. National MS Society. Timed 25-Foot Walk (T25-FW). Available at http://www.nationalmssociety.org/For-Professionals/Researchers/Resources-for-Researchers/Clinical-Study-Measures/Timed-25-Foot-Walk-(T25-FW). Accessed September 2016.

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