Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Patient Competency Rating Scale

  • Jessica FishEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_1827


PCRS; The patient competency rating scale for neurorehabilitation (PCRS-NR)


The patient competency rating scale (PCRS) is a self-report scale that aims to assess self-awareness following brain injury. It consists of 30 items that specify different tasks and functions in four domains (activities of daily living, behavioral and emotional function, cognitive abilities, and physical function), to which the participant responds on a 5-point scale, reflecting how much difficulty they have with that task/function. An informant rating should be obtained from a relative or a therapist. Awareness scores are obtained by the discrepancy between “self” and “other” ratings, which can be based on the whole scale or on specific items. The choice between these methods is really a trade-off between reliability (where the whole scale is superior) and sensitivity to differences between domains (where the subscale approach is superior). Alternatively, one can calculate three scores for...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences UnitCambridgeUK