Validation of the Italian version of the Coma Recovery Scale-Revised (CRS-R)

Simona Sacco, Emma Altobelli, Caterina Pistarini, Davide Cerone, Benedetta Cazzulani, Antonio Carolei

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Primary objective: To validate the Italian version of the Coma Recovery Scale-Revised (CRS-R). Methods: Two observers applied the Italian version of the CRS-R to selected patients. On day 1, observer A and B independently scored each patient; the comparison of their observations was used to evaluate inter-observer agreement. On day 2, observer A completed a second evaluation and the comparison of this observation with that obtained on day 1 by the same observer was used to evaluate test-re-test agreement. For each evaluation, also diagnostic impression (vegetative state/minimally conscious state) was reported. Results: Thirty-eight patients were evaluated (mean age±SD, 58.9±13.8 years). Inter-observer (ρ=0.81; p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)488-495
Number of pages8
JournalBrain Injury
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2011



  • coma
  • consciousness
  • minimally conscious state
  • rehabilitation
  • Vegetative state

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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