modified Rankin Scale

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modified Rankin Scale

A clinical instrument commonly used to quantify the disability of a person who has suffered a stroke. The scale ranges from 0 (no disability), 2 (limitations from previous activities), 4 (cannot attend to bodily needs without assistance; cannot walk unassisted) to 6 (dead). It was first described by J Rankin in 1957 and modified by various authors thereafter.
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