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 Assessment Tools

Assessment tools are critical for measuring impairments and managing behavior of patients affected by traumatic brain injury (TBI). Two traumatic brain injury assessment tools integral to the treatment of TBI patients were developed by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Ohio State researchers have also collaborated with researchers at leading institutions to create instruments in use for treatment of TBI patients nationwide. Learn more about TBI assessment tools:

The Ohio State University Traumatic Brain Injury Identification Method (OSU TBI-ID)
The Ohio State University Traumatic Brain Injury Identification Method (OSU TBI-ID) is an interviewer-administered questionnaire that captures the lifetime history of traumatic brain injury. The OSU TBI-ID gives data for calculating summary indices that reflect the likelihood that consequences have resulted from lifetime exposure to traumatic brain injury. Learn more

The Agitated Behavior Scale
The Agitated Behavior Scale was developed to allow objective assessment of agitation in patients with traumatic brain injuries with the goal of reducing agitation and its affect on treatment. Agitation is defined as “an excess of one or more behaviors that occurs during an altered state of consciousness.” (Bogner and Corrigan, 1995) Learn more

Participation Assessment with Recombined Tools-Objective (PART-O)
A key outcome from rehabilitation is the extent to which an individual is able to participate in various social roles within the community. PART-O provides an objective measure of increasing or decreasing engagement in participation over time.  Learn more

Measures of self-regulation – As a result of TBI, patients often have problems making choices and act on immediate desires without regard to future consequences. Progress in studying decision making among TBI patients has been hampered due to lack of effective measurement instruments. Ohio State is developing analog measures that can accurately predict an individual’s ability to adapt to challenges faced in the real world, while taking into account the multiple deficits from TBI. 


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