Introducing a novel scale to assess muscle cramps in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Takeaway

  • The muscle cramp scale (MCS) can provide a quick, valid assessment of cramps in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), whilst avoiding limitations observed with patient-reported outcomes.

Why this matters

  • The MCS can be reliably administered by phone or in person and offers a deeper insight into muscle cramps experienced by people with ALS compared to traditional cramp diary entries.