Table 5Description of Health States

Health StatesDescription
Health state 1
No/few limitations (EDSS 0 to 2.5)
No MS symptoms (0) to minimal disability in two functional systems (2.5)
Health state 2
Moderate limitations (EDSS 3 to 5.5)
Moderate disability in one area or mild disability in up to four areas but still able to walk unassisted and accomplish full daily activities (3), to disability that precludes full daily activities, but still able to walk unassisted (5.5)
Health state 3
Walking aid or wheelchair (EDSS 6 to 7.5)
Requires walking aid such as cane, crutch, or brace to walk 100 metres (6), to restricted to wheelchair (7 to 7.5)
Health state 4
Restricted to bed (EDSS 8 to 9.5)
Restricted to bed with some ability to self-care (8), to requiring assistance for all activities of daily living (9 to 9.5)
Health state 5
Death (EDSS 10)
Death due to MS

EDSS = Expanded Disability Status Scale; MS = multiple sclerosis.

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