SIT: Overview

 
Type of Administration:
The SIT consists of 11 items that assess five areas related to wheelchair and seating issues (skin conditions or pressure areas, discomfort behaviors, mobility, positioning and stability). All of the item responses are recorded as either a yes or no.

 

Response Scale:
All “No” responses result in a raw score of zero for that item. Each “Yes” response either results in a raw score of 1 (items 3,5,6,7,8,9) or 2 (items 1,2,4,10).

 

Scoring:
The overall score is the sum of all 11 items.

 

Interpretation:
Scores greater than or equal to two indicate a need for intervention. The higher the overall score the greater the need for intervention by a therapist with wheelchair and seating experience. Intervention may include formal assessment or education.