The modified version of the Spinal Cord Injury – Spasticity Evaluation Tool (SCI-SET) instrument allows the measurement of positive and negative effects of spasticity. The modified Patient-Reported Impact of Spasticity Measure (PRISM) instrument allows distinguishing of spasticity in different quality-of-life domains.
Why this matters
Spasticity is a prevalent secondary health condition that occurs in more than 75% of people with spinal cord injury (SCI) in the first year of injury, lowering the quality of life and function.
Validated and reliable instruments for spasticity assessment are essential for understanding its impact and effects, which can influence treatment decisions.