Perfection can be an elusive goal, but one we are always pursuing here at the coordinating center. After our recent update of the bedside worksheets, someone found another obscure error. It's minor but to eliminate any potential confusion, we've corrected it anyway. A new version of the worksheets is now available for download.
The change is on the GOSE worksheet (around page 75 in the downloadable wordprocessing file depending on font differences between computers); question 2a and 2b were changed from "able" to "unable". GOSE stands for Glasgow Outcomes Scale Extended and is part of the Day 30 thru Day 365 assessments of neurologic status post intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) in the CLEAR III study.
These two questions on the GOSE relate to independence in the home, whether or not the patient needs assistance, and are used to distinguish between moderate and severe disability. The explanations below the questions are intended only to give the interviewer/assessor some examples he or she can discuss with the patient. The scoring should be based on the actual questions (as opposed to the examples) and the assessor's professional evaluation of the patient's response (along with other information from the caregiver, personal physician and medical chart).