Clinician Information article

Center for Outcome Measurement in Brain Injury (COMBI)

 The Center for Outcome Measurement in Brain Injury (COMBI) is a collaborative project of the National Institute on Disability, Independant Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) funded Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems. The COMBI is a project of the current funding cycle for NIDILRR TBI Model Systems (2007-2012). The COMBI is coordinated at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.


Coma Recovery Scale Revised (CRS-R)

 The Coma Recovery Scale - Revised (CRS-R) is one of the main tools that clinicians use to assess  patients who have a disorder of consciousness (ex. coma). Clinicians use this scale to look at  patients' recovery in many different areas, including: hearing, sight, movement, speech,  communication and arousal (wakefulness).

Coma Recovery Scale - Revised (CRS-R)

To Reference: Giacino, J & Kalmar, K. (2006). Coma Recovery Scale-Revised. The Center for Outcome Measurement in Brain Injury.






For Clinicians - DoC COMPASS

Developed by the Spaulding Disorders of Consciousness (DoC) Program, the purpose of the DOC COMPASS is to create a single comprehensive resource for administration of a systematic evidence-based neurorehabilitation program for individuals with disorders of consciousness. This binder includes assessment and treatment tools appropriate for both clinical and research purposes.  This manual will be updated as additional evidence accrues in the peer-reviewed literature.

DoC Compass