Assessment scales for disorders of consciousness: Evidence-based recommendations for clinical practice and research

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TBI
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Journal Article
Accession No.:
J60327
Journal:
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2010, vol. 91, issue 2, pp 1795-1813
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Abstract:
Article presents the results of a systematic review of behavioral assessment scales for disorders of consciousness (DOC). The study evaluated the extent that each DOC scale: (1) has content that differentiates vegetative state, minimally conscious state (MCS), and emergence from MCS; (2) produces reliable ratings between examiners and over time; (3) generates valid diagnostic findings; and (4) predicts functional outcomes. Recommendations are made to guide clinical practice and research on the development and validation of DOC scales.
Author(s):
Seel RT, Sherer M, Whyte J, Katz DI, Giacino JT, Shapiro A, Hammond FM, Kalmar K, Pape T L-B, Zafonte R, Biester RC, Kaelin D, Kean J, Zasler N
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