Table 1

Measures used to determine the severity for each brain disorder, and the assignment to the severity scale according to the distribution of the sample
Measures High Disease Severity Moderate Disease Severity Mild Disease Severity
Brain Disorders
Bipolar Disorders Young Rating Scale of Mania Total Score > 19 - Manic-Episode Group ≥ 7 and ≤ 19 - Subclinical and Hypomania Group < 7 - Euthymia Group
Depression Beck Depression Inventory II - BDI > 28 ≥ 14 and ≤ 28 < 14
Migraine Migraine Disability Assessment Questionnaire (MIDAS) > 20 ≥ 6 and ≤ 20 < 6
Multiple Sclerosis Kurtzke Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) > 5 ≥ 3 and ≤ 5 < 3
Parkinson's Disease Hoehn and Yahr Scale = 3 or =4 = 2 or = 2.5 = 1 or = 1.5
Stroke Rankin Scale = 4 or =5 = 2 or = 3 = 0 or = 1
Traumatic Brain Injury Functional Independence Measure (FIM) >125 ≥ 115 and ≤125 < 115

Cieza et al.

Cieza et al. BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:78   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-13-78

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