Quality of Life Concepts

Secondary Health Conditions

Spinal Cord Injury Spasticity Evaluation Test (SCI-SET)

Description: A health-related quality of life (QoL) self-report measure designed to assess the impact of spinal cord injury (SCI)-related spasticity on various activities of daily living and to assess issues of social participation within a 7 day recall period.

Format: 35 items ranked on a 7-point Likert scale:

-3 = Extremely problematic
-2 = Moderately problematic
-1 = Somewhat problematic
 0 = No effect
 1 = Somewhat helpful
 2 = Moderately helpful
 3 = Extremely helpful

Scoring: The SCI-SET is scored by summing the responses from all applicable items and dividing the sum by the number of applicable items.

Administration and Burden: Interviewer-administered; Self-administered. Approximately 10 minutes.

Psychometrics for SCI: The SCI-SET demonstrates good reliability in terms of internal consistency (Cronbach’s α =.90) and reproducibility (Intra-class correlation co-efficient = .91). The scale appears to have good face validity. Construct validity was supported by correlations (r range, - .48 to .68; p < .01) between SCI-SET scores and theoretically meaningful constructs. Further work required to establish psychometric properties for the SCI population is recommended.

Language(s): English.

QoL Concept: The SCI-SET is a Health-RelatedQoL measure of Subjective Well-Being, which corresponds to Boxes C (achievements; activities of daily living) and E (subjective evaluations and reactions; social participation) of Dijker’s Model.

Permissions/Where to Obtain: Copyrighted; Permissions from authors is required and the SCI-SET may be obtained in the following article:

Adams MM, Martin Ginis KA, Hicks AL. The Spinal Cord Injury Spasticity Evaluation Tool: Development and Evaluation. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2007;88:1185-92

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