(a) 6 points--the patient obeys commands appropriately and moves all
extremities equally and spontaneously.
(b) 5 points--the patient "localizes" to the stimulus (pain). Attempts to
locate the source of the pain and move the limb away from the stimulus.
(c) 4 points--the patient attempts to withdraw from the source of the
(painful) stimuli in a less than purposeful movement. (Flexor withdrawal.)
(d) 3 points--the patient flexes an extremity abnormally. (Decorticate
(e) 2 points--the patient extends an extremity abnormally. (Decerebrate
1 point--the patient has no motor response. (Flaccid.)
e. Abbreviated Response Scale.
Best Verbal Response
Best Motor Response
Withdrawal from stimulus
Abnormal flexion (decorticate)
Abnormal extension (decerebrate)
TOTAL SCORE POSSIBLE
= 3 through 15