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Disorders of Consciousness Comprehensive Evidence-Based Assessment Battery (DOC COMPASS)


Target Population

Individuals over the age of 18 who have experienced severe acquired brain injury (including those who require ventilator support) and have not yet regained the ability to follow instructions, communicate reliably or perform basic self-care activities.


The DOC COMPASS is a single comprehensive resource for administration of a systematic evidence-based 8-week neurorehabilitation program for individuals with disorders of consciousness. It includes assessment and treatment tools appropriate for both clinical and research purposes.

Core metrics include:

  • Agitated Behavior Scale (ABS)
  • Coma Recovery Scale- Revised (CRS-R)
  • Confusion Assessment Protocol (CAP)
  • Disability Rating Scale (DRS)
  • Functional Communication Measures (FCM)
  • Galveston Orientation and Amnesia Test (GOAT)
  • Limb Movement Protocol (LMP)
  • Medical Complications Checklist
  • Nociception Coma Scale - Revised (NCS-R)
  • Verbal Fluency


Giacino, J.T. et al. (2014). A Systematic and Evidence-Based Approach to Clinical Management of Patients with Disorders of Consciousness. In: Sherer, M., Sander, A. (eds) Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Traumatic Brain Injury. Clinical Handbooks in Neuropsychology. Springer, New York, NY.