National Institutes of Health (NIH) Stroke Scale

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National Institutes of Health (NIH) Stroke Scale
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1a. Assess Level of Consciousness (Alert=0, Coma=3)
[select name="conscious" value="Alert (0 points)=0|Not Alert; arousable by minor stimulation (1 point)=1|Not alert; requires repeated stimulation to attend (2 points)=2|Not responsive or reflexive posturing only (3 points)=3"]

1b. Assess Orientation: Month, Age (1 point per bad answer)
[select name="orientation" value="Answers both questions correctly (0 points)=0|Answers one question correctly (1 point)=1|Answers neither question correctly (2 points)=2"]

1c. Follow Commands: Open and close eyes, make fist and release (1 point per command NOT obeyed)
[select name="commands" value="Performs both tasks correctly (0 points)=0|Performs one task correctly (1 point)=1|Performs neither task correctly (2 points)=2"]

2. Follow my finger (Normal=0, Forced deviation=2)
[select name="finger" value="Normal (0 points)=0|Partial gaze palsy (1 point)=1|Forced deviation (2 points)=2"]

3. Visual field (Normal=0, hemianopia=2, bilateral loss=3)
[select name="visual" value="No visual loss (0 points)=0|Partial hemianopia (1 point)=1|Complete hemianopia (2 points)=2|Bilateral loss (3 points)=3"]

4. Facial palsy: Show teeth, Raise eyebrows, Squeeze eyes shut (Normal=0, Complete=3)
[select name="face" value="Normal (0 points)=0|Minor paralysis (1 point)=1|Partial paralysis (2 points)=2|Complete paralysis (3 points)=3"]

5a. Motor Strength Left Arm: Elevate to 90 degrees
[select name="left_arm" value="No drift (0 points)=0|Drift (1 point)=1|Some effort against gravity (2 points)=2|No effort against gravity (3 points)=3|No movement (4 points)=4|Amputation or joint fusion (0 points)=0"]

5b. Motor Strength Right Arm: Elevate to 90 degrees
[select name="right_arm" value="No drift (0 points)=0|Drift (1 point)=1|Some effort against gravity (2 points)=2|No effort against gravity (3 points)=3|No movement (4 points)=4|Amputation or joint fusion (0 points)=0"]

6a. Motor Strength Left Leg: Elevate to 30 degrees
[select name="left_leg" value="No drift (0 points)=0|Drift (1 point)=1|Some effort against gravity (2 points)=2|No effort against gravity (3 points)=3|No movement (4 points)=4|Amputation or joint fusion (0 points)=0"]

6b. Motor Strength Right Leg: Elevate to 30 degrees
[select name="right_leg" value="No drift (0 points)=0|Drift (1 point)=1|Some effort against gravity (2 points)=2|No effort against gravity (3 points)=3|No movement (4 points)=4|Amputation or joint fusion (0 points)=0"]

7. Coordination or limb ataxia: Finger-nose-finger, Heel-knee-shin (Absent=0, both limbs=2)
[select name="ataxia" value="Absent (0 points)=0|Ataxia in one limb (1 point)=1|Ataxia in two limbs (2 points)=2"]

8. Sensory: Pin prick to face, arm, trunk, and legs, Compare sides (Normal=0, Severe loss=2)
[select name="sensory" value="Normal (0 points)=0|Mild to moderate loss (1 point)=1|Severe to total loss (2 points)=2"]

9. Language: Name items, Describe picture, Read sentences (No Aphasia=0, Mute=3)
[select name="language" value="No aphasia (0 points)=0|Mild to moderate aphasia (1 point)=1|Severe aphasia (2 points)=2|Mute, global aphasia (3 points)=3"]

10. Dysarthria: Speech clarity while reading word list (Normal=0, Nearly unintelligible=2)
[select name="dysarthria" value="Normal (0 points)=0|Mild to moderate dysarthria (1 point)=1|Severe dysarthria (2 points)=2|Intubated or physical barrier (0 points)=0"]

11. Extinction and Inattention: Formerly called 'Neglect' (None=0, Complete=2)
[select name="extinction" value="No abnormality (0 points)=0|Visual, tactile, auditory, spatial, or personal inattention in one sensory modality (1 point)=1|Profound hemi-inattention or extinction to more than one modality (2 points)=2"]

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Total score: [calc value="(conscious)+(orientation)+(commands)+(finger)+(visual)+(face)+(left_arm)+(right_arm)+(left_leg)+(right_leg)+(ataxia)+(sensory)+(language)+(dysarthria)+(extinction)" memo="score"] (maximum=42)
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reference: <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17431204" target="_blank">Adams (2007) Stroke. 38:1655</a>, <a href="http://www.fpnotebook.com/Neuro/Exam/NhStrkScl.htm" target="_blank">FP Notebook page</a>[/html][/conditional]
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Stroke Scale
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1a. Assess Level of Consciousness (Alert=0, Coma=3)


1b. Assess Orientation: Month, Age (1 point per bad answer)


1c. Follow Commands: Open and close eyes, make fist and release (1 point per command NOT obeyed)


2. Follow my finger (Normal=0, Forced deviation=2)


3. Visual field (Normal=0, hemianopia=2, bilateral loss=3)


4. Facial palsy: Show teeth, Raise eyebrows, Squeeze eyes shut (Normal=0, Complete=3)


5a. Motor Strength Left Arm: Elevate to 90 degrees


5b. Motor Strength Right Arm: Elevate to 90 degrees


6a. Motor Strength Left Leg: Elevate to 30 degrees


6b. Motor Strength Right Leg: Elevate to 30 degrees


7. Coordination or limb ataxia: Finger-nose-finger, Heel-knee-shin (Absent=0, both limbs=2)


8. Sensory: Pin prick to face, arm, trunk, and legs, Compare sides (Normal=0, Severe loss=2)


9. Language: Name items, Describe picture, Read sentences (No Aphasia=0, Mute=3)


10. Dysarthria: Speech clarity while reading word list (Normal=0, Nearly unintelligible=2)


11. Extinction and Inattention: Formerly called 'Neglect' (None=0, Complete=2)


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Total score: score(conscious)+(orientation)+(commands)+(finger)+(visual)+(face)+(left_arm)+(right_arm)+(left_leg)+(right_leg)+(ataxia)+(sensory)+(language)+(dysarthria)+(extinction) (maximum=42)

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