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Clinical study measures

Information about frequently used clinical measures, including description, administration and scoring methods, psychometric properties, and literature citations. Test forms are provided where possible.

Publications for Clinicians

Visit our Publications for Clinicians page to view peer-reviewed journal articles and a host of publications on various topics, including diagnosis, disease management, health and wellness, rehabilition, SSDI and more.

"McDonald Criteria" for diagnosis

The 2017 revisions to the "McDonald Criteria" for the diagnosis of MS were published online in Lancet Neurology on December 21, 2017 as a free access paper.

TipSheet: 2017 Revisions to the McDonald Criteria for the Diagnosis of MS (.pdf) 

AAN practice guideline

Current American Academy of Neurology clinical practice guideline and related tools, including patient and physician summaries of selected guidelines. Additional tools and new guidelines are added regularly.

Multiple Sclerosis Action Plan

A guide for your patients to refer to and know if, when and how they should contact you if they are experiencing new or worsening symptoms.

Providing care to Veterans with MS

In 2003 the Department of Veterans Affairs established the VA MS Centers of Excellence (MSCoE). The MSCoE utilize a network of regional programs, telemedicine and informatics to:
  • improve care for veterans with MS,
  • enhance MS education for patients, caregivers and providers
  • promote research into the causes and treatments for MS.
Learn more at the MSCoE website.

The MSCoE consist of coordinating centers in Seattle, Washington, and Portland, Oregon, for the western US, and in Baltimore, Maryland, for the eastern U.S., and approximately 70 regional MS programs distributed throughout the US. Find the nearest VA clinics and MS Centers of Excellence online or via email at

In collaboration with the MS Centers of Excellence, the following resources have been developed for use within the VA system.



Physical activity resources


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