Star Protocol - A Diagnostic Tool for Prolonged Consciousness (Pdoc)

Special Article - Brain Injury Medicine

J Pediatr & Child Health Care. 2018; 3(1): 1022.

Star Protocol - A Diagnostic Tool for Prolonged Consciousness (Pdoc)

M.A Ali*

Rehabilitation Medicine NHS/BSRM -UK

*Corresponding author: M.A Ali, DRehabilitation Medicine NHS/BSRM -UK

Received: September 19, 2018; Accepted: September 25, 2018; Published: October 02, 2018


To develop a protocol for performing the STAR (Sensory to Responsiveness) assessment for establishing the level of a diagnosed with an acquired brain injury resulting in a low level.


We as a Multidisciplinary team at CERU extended our Sense Programmed (SSAP), which was originated at CERU in 1992 Lamington Spa Rehabilitation Hospital (RLSRH) and incur Modality Focused Patient -Centered Assessment Program multidisciplinary team to tailor assessment stimuli bespoke programmer provides various forms of stimuli (e.g., visual, a daily basis in order to provide multiple opportunities to as allows for further opportunities I.e. cause/ effect switch act STAR provides us an accurate record of behaviors to inform consciousness and establish any means of communication.


STAR Assessment for three sensory modalities; auditory, vis addition to communication and emotional responses admin order, reflexive, withdrawal, brief localization, localization a distinguishing the level of responses expected in each con state vs, Minimally Conscious State (MCS) and Emerging State (EMCS).


Thus STAR, Sensory Tool for the Assessment of Responsive comprises of a total 10 week programmer with STAR asses initial diagnosis, with a written report/review with a Multidisc followed by a Modality Focused Patient Centered Assesse followed by reassessments finally leads to MDT confirmation.

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Citation: Ali MA. Star Protocol -A Diagnostic Tool for Prolonged Consciousness (Pdoc). J Pediatr & Child Health Care. 2018; 3(1): 1022.

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