Materials available for featured instruments often include contact information, background information, scale syllabi, administration and scoring guidelines, training and testing materials, information on scale properties, references, scale forums, and frequently asked questions. Rating forms for nonproprietary instruments are usually available for download. In cases of proprietary instruments, you will find background and contact information.
Advocacy Activity Scale (AAS)
A 14-item instrument used to provide a measure of involvement in a range of activities representing advocacy for people with acquired brain injury.
Agitated Behavior Scale (ABS)
A 14-item instrument used for serial assessment of agitation by clinician raters.
Apathy Evaluation Scale (AES)
An 18-item instrument used for evaluation of apathy. Can be self-rated or rated by a clinician or significant other.
Awareness Questionnaire (AQ)
An 18-item measure of self-awareness. Can be self-rated or rated by a clinician or significant other.
Cognitive Log (Cog-Log)
A 10-item measure used for serial measurement of cognition by clinician raters.
Coma/Near Coma Scale (CNC)
An 11-item instrument used by clinicians to assess low-level brain-injured patients.
Coma Recovery Scale-Revised(CRS-R)
A 23-item instrument used to assist with differential diagnosis, prognostic assessment, and treatment planning with patients with disorders of consciousness.
Confusion Assessment Protocol (CAP)
A 58-item instrument used by clinicians to measure confusion.
The Community Balance and Mobility Scale (CB&M)
A scale developed to identify postural instability and evaluate change following intervention in the higher functioning ambulatory individual with TBI.
Community Integration Questionnaire (CIQ)
A 15-item instrument used to measre community integration. Can be self-rated or rated by a clinician or significant other.
The Craig Handicap Assessment and Reporting Technique (CHART)
A 32-item instrument used to measure participation. Can be self-rated or rated by or significant other.
The Craig Handicap Assessment and Reporting Technique Short Form (CHART SF)
A 19-item instrument used to measure participation (a shorter version of the CHART). Can be self-rated or rated by or significant other.
The Craig Hospital Inventory of Environmental Factors (CHIEF)
A 25-item instrument used to measure environmental factors and the impact of environmental factors. Self-rated.
Disability Rating Scale (DRS)
An 8-item instrument used by clinicians to measure disability.
(Studying) Employment Variables after TBI
A report on research having to do with employment following brain injury, and how to measure employment.
The Family Needs Questionnaire (FNQ)
A 40-item instrument used to measure family needs as rated by a significant other. Proprietary.
Functional Assessment Measure (FAM)
A 12-item adjunct or addition to the FIM(TM) adding more brain injury/stroke related items. Rated by clinicians.
Functional Independence Measure (FIM)(TM)
An 18-item instrument used by clinicians to measure disability. Proprietary.
Glasgow Outcome Scale (GOS)
A 1-item instrument used by clinicians to measure disability. Please note that the GOS has been replaced by the DRS, and therefor GOS Certification is no longer available through the COMBI website. Information on the GOS is available here. To become DRS certified, please click here
Extended Glasgow Outcome Scale (GOS-E)
A 1-item instrument used by clinicians to measure disability. An extension of the GOS that has 8 categories rather than 5.
High Level Mobility Assessment Tool (HiMAT)
A 13-item measure used to quantify high-level mobility outcomes following traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Independent Living Scale (ILS)
The ILS assesses three main areas: activities of daily living (ADL's), behavior and initiation.
Level of Cognitive Functioning Scale (LCFS)
A 1-item instrument used by clinicians to assess cognitive functioning. Commonly referred to as the Rancho Scale.
Mayo Portland Adaptability Inventory (MPAI)
A 35-item instrument that measures problems after brain injury. Can be self-rated or rated by a clinician or significant other.
Mississippi Aphasia Screening Test (MAST)
A 46-item instrument used by clinicians to measure communication and language skills.
Moss Attention Rating Scale (MARS)
A 22-item observational instrument to measure attention related behavior..
Neurobehavioral Functioning Inventory (NFI)
A 76-item instrument used to measure symptoms and behaviors after brain injury. Proprietary.
The Orientation Log (O-Log)
A 10-item measure used by clinicians to serially assess orientation.
The Overt Behaviour Scale (OBS)
Measures 9 categories of challenging behavior. Scoring includes severity, frequency, and impact.
The Patient Competency Rating Scale (PCRS)
A 30-item measure of self-awareness. Can be self-rated or rated by a clinician or significant other.
The Participation Assessment with Recombined Tools-Objective (PART-O)
A 17-item objective measure of participation, representing functioning at the societal level. Developed by the NIDRR-sponsored Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems.
Participation Objective, Participation Subjective
This instrument asks questions regarding 26 activities or elements of participation. Objective questions relate to the frequency of an activity, subjective questions relate to the importance of an activity and the satisfaction with their current participation in an activity.
Perceived Control Scale for Brain Injury(PCS-BI)
A 9-item instrument used to measure self-efficacy.
Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS)
A 5-item instrument used to measure life satisfaction. Self-rated.
(Problematic) Substance Use Identified in the TBI Model Sytems National Dataset
A report on research involving substance use and traumatic brain injury, and how to measure substance use.
Service Obstacle Scale (SOS)
A 6-item instrument that measures perceptions regarding brain-injury related services. Can be self-rated or rated by a significant other.
Supervision Rating Scale (SRS)
A 1-item instrument used by clinicians to measure amount of received supervision.