Clinimetrics Corner: The Minimal Clinically Important Change Score (MCID): A Necessary Pretense.


Journal Article

Minimal clinically important differences (MCID) are patient derived scores that reflect changes in a clinical intervention that are meaningful for the patient. At present, there are a number of different methods to obtain an MCID, as there a number of different factors that can influence the MCID value. This clinimetric corner outlines the hidden challenges associated with identifying a viable MCID and possible suggestions to improve the future development of these single scores.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cook, CE

Published Date

  • January 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 4

Start / End Page

  • E82 - E83

PubMed ID

  • 19771185

Pubmed Central ID

  • 19771185

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2042-6186

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1066-9817

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1179/jmt.2008.16.4.82e


  • eng