Which tools are used to measure outcome in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI)?

Updated: Feb 01, 2018
  • Author: Percival H Pangilinan, Jr, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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Tools to effectively measure outcome are needed to quantify results. [75] Outcome measures can be used to assess the effectiveness of different treatments.

Three tools commonly used to measure outcome after TBI are the Functional Independence Measure (FIM), [12] the Glasgow Outcome Scale (GOS), [13] and the Disability Rating Scale (DRS).


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