Table 3

Behavior Score for Rats with SAH Adapted from Garcia, et al.{Garcia1995}

    Function

    Score


Spontaneous activity

Normal

3

Slightly affected

2

Severely affected

1

No movement

0

Symmetry in movement of 4 limbs assessed when rat held suspended by tail

Symmetric

3

Asymmetric

2

Hemiplegic

1

Forepaw outstretching assessed by bringing rat to edge of table and making it walk on forelimbs while being held by tail and observing forelimb use

Symmetric forepaws

3

Mild asymmetry

2

Marked asymmetry

1

One forelimb did not move

0

Climbing determined by placing rat on the wall of a wire cage and observing climbing and strength of attachment to wall

Climbed easily, gripped tightly

3

One side impaired

2

Failed to climb or tended to circle instead of climbing

1

Body proprioception

Equal on both sides

3

Reacted slowly to stimulus on 1 side

2

No response on one side

1

Response to vibrissae touch determined by brushing vibrissae on each side

Symmetric

3

Asymmetric

2

No response on 1 side

1

Total

5 to 18


Jeon et al. BMC Neuroscience 2009 10:103   doi:10.1186/1471-2202-10-103

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