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Term Description

The National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale, or NIH Stroke Scale (NIHSS), is a tool used by healthcare providers to objectively quantify the impairment caused by a stroke. The NIHSS is composed of 11 items, each of which scores a specific ability between a 0 and 4. For each item, a score of 0 typically indicates normal function in that specific ability, while a higher score is indicative of some level of impairment. The individual scores from each item are summed in order to calculate a patient's total NIHSS score. The maximum possible score is 42, with the minimum score being a 0.
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Reference Information

Type Source Reference
Original Form National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) NIH Stroke Scale description NIH Stroke Scale
Citation Journal of the American Heart Association T Brott, HP Adams, Jr, CP Olinger, JR Marler, WG Barsan, J Biller, J Spilker, R Holleran, R Eberle and V Hertzberg, Measurements of acute cerebral infarction: a clinical examination scale, Stroke 1989, 20:864-870, doi: 10.1161/01.STR.20.7.864 Original Stroke Scale

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Details for each LOINC in Panel LHC-Forms

LOINC Name R/O/C Cardinality Example UCUM Units
70182-1 NIH Stroke Scale
Indent46496-6 Patient Identification
Indent21112-8 Birth date {mm/dd/yyyy}
Indent58237-9 Hospital
Indent65844-3 Date of exam
Indent70183-9 Interval
Indent70184-7 Level of consciousness [NIH Stroke Scale]
Indent70185-4 LOC questions [NIH Stroke Scale]
Indent70186-2 LOC commands [NIH Stroke Scale]
Indent70187-0 Best gaze [NIH Stroke Scale]
Indent70188-8 Visual [NIH Stroke Scale]
Indent70189-6 Facial palsy [NIH Stroke Scale]
Indent70190-4 Motor arm Left arm [NIH Stroke Scale]
Indent70967-5 Motor arm Right arm [NIH Stroke Scale]
Indent70191-2 Motor leg Leg - left [NIH Stroke Scale]
Indent70968-3 Motor leg Leg - right [NIH Stroke Scale]
Indent70192-0 Limb ataxia [NIH Stroke Scale]
Indent70193-8 Sensory [NIH Stroke Scale]
Indent70194-6 Best language [NIH Stroke Scale]
Indent70195-3 Dysarthria [NIH Stroke Scale]
Indent70196-1 Extinction and inattention [NIH Stroke Scale]
Indent72089-6 Total score [NIH Stroke Scale] {score}

Fully-Specified Name

NIH stroke scale

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