# of studies reporting psychometric properties: 2
- Lower scores equal better prognosis.
- Sensitivity and specificity percentages are provided at a variety of cut-off scores.
- No normative data has been established for the SCI population.
- Published data for the SCI population is available for comparison (see Interpretability section of the Study Details sheet).
MCID: not established in SCI
SEM: not established in SCI
MDC: not established in SCI
No values have been reported for the reliability of the SCIPUS-A for the SCI population at this time.
- For the SCIPUS-A, the best balance point was found at a cut-off point of ≥18, which gave a sensitivity of 88.5% and a specificity of 59%. The SCIPUS-A (71%) was the most accurate in predicting pressure ulcer development, followed by the SCIPUS (65.9%), Braden (62.3%), Gosnell (62.2%), Abruzzese (60.1%) and Norton (60.8%) scales.
- Correlation of the SCIPUS is moderate with the stage of the first pressure ulcer (Spearman’s r=0.488) and with the number of ulcers developed (Spearman’s r=0.519).
(Salzberg et al. 1999; Ash 2002)
No values have been reported for the responsiveness of the SCIPUS-A for the SCI population at this time.
No values were reported for the presence of floor/ceiling effects in the SCIPUS-A for the SCI population.
Dr. Vanessa Noonan, Marzena Zhou, Risa Fox
Date Last Updated
3 August 2020