The Glasgow Coma Scale is the most widely used scoring system used in quantifying level of consciousness following traumatic brain injury.
It is used primarily because it is simple, has a relatively high degree of inter observer reliability and because it correlates well with outcome following severe brain injury.
The various factors are Eye Opening, Verbal Response, & Motor Response.
Of these individual factors, the best motor response is probably the most significant.
Glasgow Coma Scale is very easy to use.
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One determines the best eye opening response, the best verbal response, and the best motor response.
The score represents the sum of the numeric scores of each of the categories.