Quality of Life Concepts

Secondary Health Conditions

Constant Murley Scale (CMS)

Description: A shoulder-specific outcome measure [1].

Format:  The CMS is a 100-point scale composed of a number of individual parameters. These parameters define the degree of pain the patient experiences and the ability to perform normally daily living tasks.

Scoring: The degree of pain experienced is rated on a scale from 0 to 15, and the ability to perform normal tasks of daily activity is rated on a scale from 0 to 20 points. In addition, objective testing of active motion range is measured on a scale from 0 to 40, and shoulder power on a scale from 0 to 25.

Administration and Burden: Interviewer-administered.

Psychometrics for SCI: Not available.

Languages: English, Dutch.

QoL Concept: The CMS is an Objective and Subjective measure of shoulder impairment, which corresponds to Boxes C (achievements; activities of daily living) and E (subjective evaluations and reactions) of Dijker’s Model.

Permissions/Where to Obtain: Not available.

References:

  1. Constant CR. An evaluation of the Constant-Murley shoulder assessment. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1997;79:695–6.

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