Loewenstein communication scale for the minimally responsive patient.

  title={Loewenstein communication scale for the minimally responsive patient.},
  author={Nurit Borer-Alafi and Mali Gil and Leon Sazbon and Cecilia Korn},
  journal={Brain injury},
  volume={16 7},
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE Any sign of communicative ability in patients in vegetative state can provide information about regain of consciousness and conservation of cognitive abilities. The aim of this study was to test the reliability and validity of an instrument designed to measure the degree of communication in minimally responsive patients. MATERIALS The Loewenstein Communication Scale (LCS) measures five hierarchical functions - mobility, respiration, visual responsiveness, auditory… CONTINUE READING

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