Stroke Impact Scale (SIS v3.0)

Duncan PW; Lai SM; Studenski S

Distributed by Mapi Research Trust


Distributed by Mapi Research Trust

Basic description

  • Created from the SIS version 2.0
  • Another short version also exists: the SIS-16



Duncan PW; Lai SM; Studenski S

SIS © 1999, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, USA. All Rights Reserved.
To detect consequences of stroke, especially mild to moderate stroke on quality of life
Therapeutic area
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Nervous System Diseases
Therapeutic indication


Type of Clinical Outcome Assessment (COA)
  • obsro ObsRO
  • pro PRO
Original language(s)
  • English for the USA
Bibliographic reference(s) of the original questionnaire

Duncan PW, Lai SM, Tyler D, Perera S, Reker DM, Studenski S. Evaluation of proxy responses to the Stroke Impact Scale. Stroke. 2002 Nov;33(11):2593-9 (PubMed abstract)

Duncan PW, Bode RK, Min Lai S, Perera S; Glycine Antagonist in Neuroprotection Americans Investigators. Rasch analysis of a new stroke-specific outcome scale: the Stroke Impact Scale. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2003 Jul;84(7):950-63 (PubMed abstract)

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Duncan PW; Lai SM; Studenski S

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University of Kansas Medical Center
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Original language(s)

  • English for the USA


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SIS 3.0 Patient

Czech for Czech Republic
French for France
Icelandic for Iceland
Japanese for Japan
Kannada for India
Mandarin for Taiwan
Portuguese for Brazil
Spanish for the USA*
Turkish for Turkey
Urdu for Pakistan

SIS 3.0 Proxy

French for France
Icelandic for Iceland
Portuguese for Brazil
* Performed by Mapi/ICON

BiblioPRO: you can find information about the Spanish version here - puede encontrar información sobre la versión española aqui

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More information on translations

Bibliographic reference of the English for Australia translation:

Edwards B, O'Connell B. Internal consistency and validity of the Stroke Impact Scale 2.0 (SIS 2.0) and SIS-16 in an Australian sample. Qual Life Res. 2003 Dec;12(8):1127-35

Bibliographic reference of the German translation:

Petersen C, Morfeld M, Bullinger M. [Testing and validation of the German version of the Stroke Impact Scale] Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr. 2001 Jun;69(6):284-90. German

Bibliographic reference of the Brazilian translation:

Carod-Artal FJ, Coral LF, Trizotto DS, Moreira CM. The stroke impact scale 3.0: evaluation of acceptability, reliability, and validity of the Brazilian version. Stroke. 2008 Sep;39(9):2477-84

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