- Assesses the impact of spasticity on daily life in people with SCI.
- Requires participants to recall their past 7 days when rating spasticity on a scale ranging from -3 (extremely problematic) to +3 (extremely helpful).
Body Function – Subcategory: Neuromusculoskeletal & Movement-related Functions and Structures
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Brief Instructions for Administration & Scoring
- Self-report questionnaire.
- Can be administered in person or over the phone.
- Total score (-3 to +3) is generated by summing all the responses from the applicable items then dividing the sum by the number of applicable items
- No meaningful cut points or norms have been established for the SCI population
- Published data is available for comparison (see Interpretability section of the Study Details sheet).
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- The SCI-SET can be used as a tool for medical management decisions as well as a measurement of current treatment effects.
- Spasticity is known to be highly variable, fluctuating on a daily and even hourly basis. A seven day recall of the impact of spasticity may be overshadowed by current levels of spasticity. Repeated administration may therefore be necessary to provide a more accurate picture of the impacts spasticity has on daily life.
- The SCI-SET was developed specifically for the SCI population.
- The scale is easy to administer and score. Definitions of ‘spasm’ and the scale responses are clearly outlined in the instructions.
Measurement Property Summary
# of studies reporting psychometric properties: 1
- The SCI-SET was administered 3 times, 3 weeks in a row, on the same day of the week. Internal consistency of the SCI-SET is high (Cronbach’s a=0.90), as is the test-retest reliability (ICC=0.91).
[Adams et al. 2007]
- The SCI-SET score is significantly and negatively correlated as expected to several spasticity scales:
- self-assessment of spasticity severity (Pearson’s r=-0.48, P<.001)
- self-assessment of spasticity impact (Pearson’s r=-0.61, P<.001)
- the Penn Spasm Frequency Scale (Pearson’s r=-0.66, P<.001).
- The SCI-SET score was not significantly correlated to the Functional Independence Measure- motor score (P=.12).
[Adams et al. 2007]
No values were reported for the responsiveness of the SCI-SCS for the SCI population.
No values were reported for the presence of floor/ceiling effects in the SCI-SCS for the SCI population.
Dr. Vanessa Noonan, Matthew Querée, John Zhu,
Date Last Updated:
Feb 22, 2017