Patient Specific Functional Scale (PSFS) is one of the most frequently used outcome measures to assess physical function in individuals with musculoskeletal pain conditions. It is an easy to use measure because it only asks patients three to five items that they find difficulty doing on a scale of 0 to 10. As patients choose the items that are difficult for them to do themselves, thus, it can be used for a variety of health conditions and the scores may be compared between the conditions. Because of its versatility, it is widely used in clinics. Please read more about PSFS in a previous blog written by a bright research student Josna Palanchoke.

Patient-specific functional scale

PSFS was translated to Nepali using standard recommended guideline. It demonstrated excellent psychometric properties including reliability, validity and responsiveness.

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