Patient Competency Rating Scale
PCRS; The patient competency rating scale for neurorehabilitation (PCRS-NR)
The patient competency rating scale (PCRS) is a self-report scale that aims to assess self-awareness following brain injury. It consists of 30 items that specify different tasks and functions in four domains (activities of daily living, behavioral and emotional function, cognitive abilities, and physical function), to which the participant responds on a 5-point scale, reflecting how much difficulty they have with that task/function. An informant rating should be obtained from a relative or a therapist. Awareness scores are obtained by the discrepancy between “self” and “other” ratings, which can be based on the whole scale or on specific items. The choice between these methods is really a trade-off between reliability (where the whole scale is superior) and sensitivity to differences between domains (where the subscale approach is superior). Alternatively, one can calculate three scores for...
References and Readings
- Hart, T. (2000). The Patient Competency Rating Scale. The Center for Outcome Measurement in Brain Injury. http://www.tbims.org/combi/pcrs. Accessed 6 Apr 2009.
- Prigatano, G. P., Fordyce, D. J., Zeiner, H. K., Roueche, J. R., Pepping, M., & Wood, B. C. (1986). Neuropsychological rehabilitation after brain injury. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.Google Scholar
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