Self-report questionnaire that assesses an individual’s satisfaction with performance in life activities.
Assesses mobility, self-care, daily activity, recreational activity, and family roles
Developed based on interviews with clinicians, patients and their significant others
Although the RNL is commonly used as part of the national reporting system for individuals with SCI, there has been very little research conducted on the psychometric properties for this patient population.
There are 3 alternate scoring systems: a 10-point visual analogue scale, a 3-point scale, and a 4-point scale. We focus on the first scoring system here since it is most commonly used. Each item is scored using a 10 cm visual analogue scale anchored with phrases (0 = no reintegration and 10 = complete reintegration).
Wheelchairs or other assistive/adaptive aids may be used when considering how to answer the questions.
Administration time is approximately 10 minutes.
Number of Items
Both the total score = sum (points all 11 items) and the adjusted score = (total score)/110 * 100 can be calculated.
A minimum adjusted score is 0 and a maximum adjusted score is 100.
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