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Flashcards in Ranchos Los Amigos Level of Cognitive Functioning Scale Deck (8)
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Level I:

No Response: Patient does not respond to external stimuli and appears asleep


Level II:

Generalized Response: Patient reacts to external stimuli in nonspecific, inconsistent, and nonpurposeful manner with
stereotypic and limited responses


Level III:

Localized Response: Patient responds specifically and inconsistently with delays to stimuli, but may follow simple
commands for motor action


Level IV:

Confused, Agitated Response: Patient exhibits bizarre, non-purposeful, incoherent or inappropriate behaviors, has no short-term recall, attention is short and nonselective.


Level V:

Confused, Inappropriate, Nonagitated Response: Patient gives random, fragmented, and nonpurposeful responses to complex or unstructured stimuli - Simple commands are followed consistently, memory and selective attention are
impaired, and new information is not retained.


Level VI:

Confused, Appropriate Response: Patient gives context appropriate, goal-directed responses, dependent upon external input for direction. There is carry-over for relearned, but not for new tasks, and recent memory
problems persist


Level VII:

Automatic, Appropriate Response: Patient behaves appropriately in familiar settings, performs daily routines automatically, and shows carry-over for new learning at lower than normal rates. Patient initiates social
interactions, but judgment remains impaired.


Level VIII:

Purposeful, Appropriate Response: Patient oriented and responds to the environment but abstract reasoning abilities are decreased relative to premorbid levels.