Estimation of Glasgow verbal score from the Glasgow eye and motor scores in head trauma patients

Hojatolla Yousefi, Ali Reza Irajpour


Introduction: The Glasgow coma scale (GCS) is an important tool for grading the level of consciousness. One of the most important problems of the GCS is the inability to assess the verbal response in special patients such as intubated and aphasic patients. This study described a way to estimate an association between the verbal response and motor and eye responses of the GCS.

Methods: This study was a descriptive analytic study. Data were obtained from 100 patients with decreased level of consciousness (LOC) that were referred to hospitals affiliated with Isfahan University of Medical Science. The goal of this study was to estimate verbal score from motor and eye scores in these patients. Data were collected in checklist and included demographic characteristics and LOC using GCS. Data were analyzed with chi-square test and multiple regression analysis in SPSS software.

Results: There were a strong correlation between verbal score and motor and eye scores in head trauma patients (R = 0.785 ) and intubated patients (R = 0.685 ).

Conclusions: The present study confirms previous studies that described a strong correlation between verbal component and eye and motor components of GCS.


Glasgow coma scale, head trauma, verbal response.


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