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Citation
Isaac, L. (2016). The Glasgow Outcome Scale. The Center for Outcome Measurement in Brain Injury. http://www.tbims.org/
combi/gos ( accessed ).*

*Note: This citation is for the COMBI web material. Dr. Isaac is not the scale author for the GOS.

 

 

 

 

GOS Properties

GOS AND DRS COMPARISONS

GOS

DRS

1

30

2

29-22

3

21-8

4

5-3

5

3-0

CLINICAL EXAMPLE OF TWO CASES IN THE SAME GOS CATEGORY

GOS=3
DRS=8

 

GOS=3
DRS=21

 

spontaneous eye opening

 

eye opening if spoken to

confused x1

 

no communication

obeys

 

obeys simple commands

initiates and eats independently

 

no awareness of feeding

has bladder accidents occasionally

 

no awareness of how and when to toilet self

initiates and completes grooming

 

no awareness of grooming

takes care of self partially, needs another person in the home

 

needs help with all major activities at all times

unemployable

 

unemployable

 

 
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