RNL Index Validated for SCI

RNL Index Validated for SCI

The Reintegration to Normal Living (RNL) Index [1] has been validated for Spinal Cord Injury (SCI).

Members of our Par-QoL team have just published an article in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation validating the RNL Index for community-dwelling persons with traumatic SCI [2].

The RNL is a subjective measure of community participation, which has been validated for multiple impairment groups, such as stroke [3].

The RNL is used by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), which is an independent not-forprofit organization that provides essential data and analysis of Canada’s health system and the health of Canadians. It is a part of their National Rehabilitation Reporting System (NRS) follow-up data set.

We feel that the RNL is a promising tool for both clinicians and researchers.

References:

  1. Wood-Dauphinée SL, Opzoomer MA, Williams JI, Marchand B, Spitzer WO. Assessment of global function: the Reintegration to Normal Living Index. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1988;69:583-90

  2. Hitzig SL, Romero Escobar EM, Noreau L, Craven BC. Validation of the Reintegration to Normal Living Index for community-dwelling persons with chronic spinal cord injury. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2012; 93: 108-14

  3. Daneski K, Coshall C, Tilling K, Wolfe CDA. Reliability and validity of a postal version of the Reintegration to Normal Living Index, modified for use with stroke patients. Clin Rehabil 2003;17:835-9.

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