The Sensory Modality Assessment Rehabilitation Technique--a tool for assessment and treatment of patients with severe brain injury in a vegetative state.

@article{GillThwaites1997TheSM,
  title={The Sensory Modality Assessment Rehabilitation Technique--a tool for assessment and treatment of patients with severe brain injury in a vegetative state.},
  author={Helen Gill-Thwaites},
  journal={Brain injury},
  year={1997},
  volume={11 10},
  pages={
          723-34
        }
}
An analysis of data from 30 subjects diagnosed as being in vegetative state (VS) on admission to a specialized Brain Injury Unit was carried out. Rancho Level ratings given by the referring physician were compared with those of the units occupational therapists (OT). Scores were obtained from the Sensory Modality Assessment Technique (SMART) and the Western Neuro Sensory Stimulation Profile (WNSSP) on admission and at 2 monthly intervals and converted to Rancho Level ratings to allow comparison… 

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