Flashcards in Ranchos Los Amigos Level of Cognitive Functioning Scale Deck (8)
No Response: Patient does not respond to external stimuli and appears asleep
Generalized Response: Patient reacts to external stimuli in nonspecific, inconsistent, and nonpurposeful manner with
stereotypic and limited responses
Localized Response: Patient responds specifically and inconsistently with delays to stimuli, but may follow simple
commands for motor action
Confused, Agitated Response: Patient exhibits bizarre, non-purposeful, incoherent or inappropriate behaviors, has no short-term recall, attention is short and nonselective.
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.
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
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.