Table 1

CRS-R's diagnostic criteria for vegetative (VS) and minimally conscious (MCS) states and emergence from MCS

VS

Auditory ≤ 2 AND Visual ≤ 1 AND Motor ≤ 2 AND Oromotor/Verbal ≤ 2 AND Communication = 0 AND Arousal ≤ 2

MCS

Auditory = 3–4 OR Visual = 2–5 OR Motor = 3–5 OR Oromotor/Verbal = 3 OR Communication = 1

Emergence from MCS

Motor = 6 OR Communication = 2


Schnakers et al. BMC Neurology 2009 9:35   doi:10.1186/1471-2377-9-35

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