Development and validation of a short form for the Stroke Impact Scale

Development and validation of a short form for the Stroke Impact Scale

Type: Stroke

Grant holder: Dr. Terence Quinn, R. Fulton, M. Peters, M. Ali and K. Lees. Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

Amount Awarded: £14,252 over one year

Year: 2014 - Finished

Questionnaires for measuring quality of life in stroke are available, for example the Stroke Impact Scale (SIS).  To ensure that SIS captures all relevant details, it can take a long time to complete.  The researchers have used statistical techniques to find out which SIS questions best discriminate good and poor quality of life, and have created a shorter version of the SIS.  To prove that their shortened form retains the qualities of the original, they will use data collected from many hundreds of stroke-survivors who participated in clinical studies.  They will compare the short SIS against other measures of stroke recovery.