Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria
Print version ISSN 0004-282X
ROSSITTI, Sandro; STARMARK, Jan-Erik and STALHAMMAR, Daniel. Manual of the Reaction Level Scale (RLS85): a version in Portuguese. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 1993, vol.51, n.1, pp. 103-106. ISSN 0004-282X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X1993000100016.
The Reaction Level Scale (RLS85) is a range scored coma scale (8 levels) for the assessment of responsiveness in patients with acute brain disorders. Its feasibility in clinical pratice and for research studies has been verified in a multicentre study and by comparison with other current coma scales. Range scoring and abscence of pseudoscoring are its most significant advantages over the other current scales. An operative manual of the RLS85 in Portuguese is standardized in this text which also provides a selected bibliography on the subject.
Keywords : brain; acute disorder; responsiveness; coma scale; Reaction Level Scale RLS85.