There are many scoring system for evaluating the ability of brain-damaged patients in chronic stages, such as the disability rating scale (DRS), and the functional impairment measure (FIM). However, these commonly used scoring system cannot display minor improvements of the patient such as we see at CRC, and we have originated a more appropriate scoring system: the “Chiba Scoring System for Severe Traumatic Brain Injury in Chronic Stage (the Chiba Score)”.
The Chiba Score
52 patients: 40 male, 12 female
Age at the time of traffic accident: 22.8±7.13 years
Duration from accident to admission:: 3.0±1.52 years
Duration of hospitalization (27 cases discharged): 3.36±1.65 years:
Red lines indicate markedly improved patients (below 20 on admission and attaining over 50.)