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BioMed Research International
Volume 2014, Article ID 302097, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/302097
Research Article

Reliability and Validity of the Nigerian (Hausa) Version of the Stroke Impact Scale (SIS) 3.0 Index

1Center for Population Health, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
3Julius Center, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Received 6 March 2014; Revised 25 June 2014; Accepted 23 July 2014; Published 7 September 2014

Academic Editor: Yaroslav Winter

Copyright © 2014 Ashiru Hamza Mohammad et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

The Stroke Impact Scale (SIS) version 3.0 (Supplementary material) is a stroke specific measure of QOL developed based on the viewpoint, perception, position and contributions of stroke patients, caregivers, and health professionals with stroke expertise. It is a psychometrically robust 59-item stroke-specific self-report measure developed to assess a number of dimensions of QOL. It consist of 8 domains: strength, hand function, mobility, physical and instrumental activities of daily living (ADL/IADL), memory and thinking, communication, emotion and social participation. Scores for each domain range from 0 to 100, where higher scores indicate better QOL. The SIS 3.0 also includes a question (item 60) to assess the patient’s global perception of recovery. The respondent is asked to rate his or her percentage of recovery on a visual analogue scale of 0 to 100, with 0 meaning no recovery and 100 meaning full recovery.

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