Validity of the orientation log, relative to the Galveston Orientation and Amnesia Test

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Abstract

  • Objective. To establish the validity of the Orientation Log (O-Log) by comparison with the Galveston Orientation and Amnesia Test (GOAT). Design: Correlation of daily measures of orientation. Setting: Acute rehabilitation hospital. Subjects: Sixty-eight inpatients receiving rehabilitation following traumatic brain injury (TBI). Primary measures: The O-Log and GOAT Results: There was a significant correlation between the GOAT and O-Log (r = .901, P < .001). A cutoff of 25 on the O-Log was found to be comparable with the 75 cutoff on the GOAT. The scales were equivalent in measuring duration of posttraumatic amnesia. Conclusions: The O-Log is a valid measure of orientation for people with TBI and offers some advantages in administration over the GOAT.
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  • Novack TA; Dowler RN; Bush BA; Glen T; Schneider JJ
  • Start Page

  • 957
  • End Page

  • 961
  • Volume

  • 15
  • Issue

  • 3