Reliability and validity of the Portuguese version of the Stroke Impact Scale
Comparison of Stroke Impact Scale
(SIS) subscale scores and other outcomes between responders, defined by transition across walking speed boundary, and nonresponders.
The Stroke Impact Scale
results suggested that participants perceived a moderate physical impact from the stroke, but minimal impact with regard to memory, mood and communication, ability to engage in daily activities, mobility, hand function and social activities.
Abbreviations: ADL = activities of daily living, APA = adaptive physical activity, AUSL = Azienda Unita Sanitaria Locale, BBS = Berg Balance Scale, GDS = Geriatric Depression Scale, QOL = quality of life, SIS = Stroke Impact Scale
, SPPB = Short Physical Performance Battery, VA = Department of Veterans Affairs.
Each of the stroke survivors had suffered a moderate stroke, as assessed by the Stroke Impact Scale
(SIS), which depicts stroke severity as mild, moderate, or severe, defined by SIS scores of <40, 40-70, and >70, respectively (Duncan et al.