The Sensory Modality Assessment and Rehabilitation Technique (SMART): a valid and reliable assessment for vegetative state and minimally conscious state patients.

@article{GillThwaites2004TheSM,
  title={The Sensory Modality Assessment and Rehabilitation Technique (SMART): a valid and reliable assessment for vegetative state and minimally conscious state patients.},
  author={Helen Gill-Thwaites and Ros Munday},
  journal={Brain injury},
  year={2004},
  volume={18 12},
  pages={1255-69}
}
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE To establish the reliability and validity of the Sensory Modality Assessment and Rehabilitation Technique (SMART) as a tool for discriminating awareness in patients with profound brain damage. RESEARCH DESIGN A comparative prospective study was conducted. METHOD AND PROCEDURES Sixty subjects diagnosed in vegetative state (VS) on admission were assessed at 2-monthly intervals. Rancho level ratings derived from referring physicians, SMART and Western Neuro Sensory… CONTINUE READING

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