Glasgow Outcome Scale – Extended
The Extended Glasgow Outcome Scale (GOSE) was developed to address the limitations of the original Glasgow Outcome Scale (GOS), including the use of broad categories that can be insensitive to small, but meaningful, changes in function. The GOSE extends the original 5 GOS scores to 8 by dividing each of the three middle to upper GOS scores (severe disability, moderate disability, good recovery) into two new scores. The 8 scores are: Dead, Vegetative State, Lower Severe Disability, Upper Severe Disability, Lower Moderate Disability, Upper Moderate Disability, Lower Good Recovery, and Upper Good Recovery. Broad item categories are similar to the GOS: good recovery (able to live independently and able to return to work or school), moderate disability (able to live independently and unable to return to work or school), severe disability (able to follow commands and unable to live independently), persistent vegetative state (unable...
References and Readings
- Center for Outcome Measurement in Brain Injury (www.tbims.org/combi/gose).