available for featured instruments often include contact information,
background information, scale syllabi, administration and scoring
guidelines, training and testing materials, information on scale
properties, references, scale forums, and frequently asked questions.
Rating forms for nonproprietary instruments are usually available
for download. In cases of proprietary instruments, you will find
background and contact information.
Advocacy Activity Scale (AAS)
A 14-item instrument used to provide a measure of involvement in a range of activities representing advocacy for people with acquired brain injury.
Behavior Scale (ABS)
A 14-item instrument used for serial assessment of agitation by
Evaluation Scale (AES)
An 18-item instrument used for evaluation of apathy. Can be self-rated
or rated by a clinician or significant other.
An 18-item measure of self-awareness. Can be self-rated or rated
by a clinician or significant other.
A 10-item measure used for serial measurement of cognition by clinician
Coma Scale (CNC)
An 11-item instrument used by clinicians to assess low-level brain-injured
A 23-item instrument used to assist with differential diagnosis,
prognostic assessment, and treatment planning with patients with
disorders of consciousness.
Assessment Protocol (CAP)
A 58-item instrument used by clinicians to measure confusion.
The Community Balance and Mobility Scale (CB&M)
A scale developed to identify postural instability and evaluate change following intervention in the higher functioning ambulatory individual with TBI.
Integration Questionnaire (CIQ)
A 15-item instrument used to measre community integration.
be self-rated or rated by a clinician or significant other.
Craig Handicap Assessment and Reporting Technique (CHART)
A 32-item instrument used to measure participation. Can be self-rated
or rated by or significant other.
Craig Handicap Assessment and Reporting Technique Short Form (CHART
A 19-item instrument used to measure participation (a shorter version
of the CHART). Can be self-rated or rated by or significant other.
Craig Hospital Inventory of Environmental Factors (CHIEF)
A 25-item instrument used to measure environmental factors and the
impact of environmental factors. Self-rated.
Rating Scale (DRS)
An 8-item instrument used by clinicians to measure disability.
Employment Variables after TBI
A report on research having to do with employment following brain
injury, and how to measure employment.
Family Needs Questionnaire (FNQ)
A 40-item instrument used to measure family needs as rated by a
significant other. Proprietary.
Assessment Measure (FAM)
adjunct or addition to the FIM(TM) adding more brain injury/stroke
related items. Rated by clinicians.
Independence Measure (FIM)(TM)
An 18-item instrument used by clinicians to measure disability.
Outcome Scale (GOS)
A 1-item instrument used by clinicians to measure disability. Please note that the GOS has been replaced by the DRS, and therefor GOS Certification is no longer available through the COMBI website. Information on the GOS is available here. To become DRS certified, please click here
Glasgow Outcome Scale (GOS-E)
A 1-item instrument used by clinicians to measure disability. An
extension of the GOS that has 8 categories rather than 5.
Level Mobility Assessment Tool (HiMAT)
A 13-item measure used to quantify high-level mobility outcomes
following traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Independent Living Scale (ILS)
The ILS assesses three main areas: activities of daily living (ADL's), behavior and initiation.
of Cognitive Functioning Scale (LCFS)
A 1-item instrument used by clinicians to assess cognitive functioning.
Commonly referred to as the Rancho Scale.
Portland Adaptability Inventory (MPAI)
A 35-item instrument that measures problems after brain injury.
Can be self-rated or rated by a clinician or significant other.
Aphasia Screening Test (MAST)
A 46-item instrument used by clinicians to measure communication
and language skills.
Attention Rating Scale (MARS)
A 22-item observational instrument to measure attention related
Functioning Inventory (NFI)
A 76-item instrument used to measure symptoms and behaviors
after brain injury. Proprietary.
Orientation Log (O-Log)
A 10-item measure used by clinicians to serially assess orientation.
Overt Behaviour Scale (OBS)
Measures 9 categories of challenging behavior. Scoring includes severity, frequency, and impact.
Patient Competency Rating Scale (PCRS)
A 30-item measure of self-awareness. Can be self-rated or rated
by a clinician or significant other.
The Participation Assessment with Recombined Tools-Objective (PART-O)
A 17-item objective measure of participation, representing functioning at the societal level. Developed by the NIDRR-sponsored Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems.
Objective, Participation Subjective
This instrument asks questions regarding 26 activities or elements
of participation. Objective questions relate to the frequency of
an activity, subjective questions relate to the importance of an
activity and the satisfaction with their current participation in
Perceived Control Scale for Brain Injury(PCS-BI)
A 9-item instrument used to measure self-efficacy.
With Life Scale (SWLS)
A 5-item instrument used to measure life satisfaction. Self-rated.
Substance Use Identified in the TBI Model Sytems National Dataset
A report on research involving substance use and traumatic brain
injury, and how to measure substance use.
Obstacle Scale (SOS)
A 6-item instrument that measures perceptions regarding brain-injury
related services. Can be self-rated or rated by a significant other.
Rating Scale (SRS)
A 1-item instrument used by clinicians to measure amount of received