Table 4.

Measurement properties of the new MSQOL-54 scales

ScaleCognitive functionHealth distressSexual functionSatisfaction with sexOverall QOL
* Percent of sample having the lowest (floor) and highest (ceiling) possible scores.
p < 0.01.
p < 0.05.
§ Mean change score (discharge minus admission) divided by SD of admission scores.
¶ 43% Missing data.
∥ 41% Missing data.
MSQOL-54 = 54-item Multiple Sclerosis Quality of Life Scale; EDSS = Expanded Disability Status Scale; FIM = Functional Independence Measure; LHS = London Handicap Scale; GHQ = General Health Questionnaire; NA = not applicable.
Appropriateness
Score range0–1000–1000–1000–1000–100
Mean (SD)72.9 (23.4)56.2 (25.8)66.2 (31.9)52.2 (34.1)55.5 (19.6)
Floor*0.74.06.615.31.3
Ceiling*18.13.424.522.50.7
Reliability (alpha coefficient)0.890.880.85NA as only 1 item0.83
Validity (correlations)
EDSS−0.02−0.17−0.21−0.14−0.36
FIM0.120.270.140.040.34
LHS0.330.400.220.220.45
GHQ−0.49−0.54−0.23−0.30−0.44
Responsiveness (effect size§)0.270.180.250.360.27