What are the most commonly used spasticity rating scales?

Updated: Jun 28, 2019
  • Author: Krupa Pandey, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen A Berman, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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Because agreement among clinical spasticity scales is poor, a comprehensive set of tests is needed to evaluate the effects of treatment. Some of the more commonly used spasticity rating scales are as follows:

  • Spasm Frequency Scale

  • Medical Research Council Motor Testing Scale

  • Modified Ashworth Scale,

  • Adductor Tone Rating

  • Global Pain Scale

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