Moorong Self-Efficacy Scale (MSES)
Description: A measure of self-efficacy (designed for persons with spinal cord injury) in performing functional activities of daily living.
Format: 16 items asking participants to rate their confidence in their ability to complete 16 tasks on a 7-point Likert-scale ranging from 1 (very uncertain) to 7 (very certain).
Scoring: The total score is obtained by summing the response for each item, and can range from 16 to 112, with higher scores indicating greater perceived self-efficacy.
Administration and Burden: Self-administered; Interviewer-administered; Approximately 5 minutes.
Psychometrics for SCI: The MSES has acceptable reliability and validity for use in SCI .
QoL Concept: The questionnaire measures self-efficacy, which corresponds to Box E (self-efficacy) of Dijker’s Model.
Permissions/Where to Obtain: Public Domain; The MSES may be obtained in the following journal article:
Middleton JW, Tate RL, Geraghty TJ. Self-efficacy and spinal cord injury: psychometric properties of a new scale. Rehabil Psychol Health Med 2003;48:281-8.
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