Functional outcome scales in traumatic brain injury: A comparison of the Glasgow outcome scale (extended) and the functional status examination

Short Title:
Functional outcome scales in traumatic brain injury: A comparison of the Glasgow outcome scale (extended) and the functional status examination
Model System:
TBI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J51017.
Journal:
Journal of Neurotrauma
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2005, vol. 22, issue 11, pp 1319-1326
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Abstract:
Study compared the Functional Status Examination (FSE) with the Glasgow Outcome Scale-Extended (GOS-E) in patients 6 to 12 months after traumatic brain injury (TBI). The FSE is a relatively new measure designed to evaluate changes in normal daily activities following TBI. The GOS-E uses an 8-point ordinal scale to measure patient outcome, with higher scores associated with better outcome. FSE and GOS-E scores correlated well with each other. Both scales provide measures of functional outcome with little evidence of ceiling or floor effects. The FSE may offer some advantages of GOS-E due to its ability to provide a more detailed description of deficits.
Author(s):
Hudak, A.M.; Caesar, R.R.; Frol, A.B.; Krueger, K.; Harper, C.R.; Temkin, N.R.; Dikmen, S.S.; Carlile, M.C.; Madden, C.; Diaz-Arrastia, R.
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