Table 2

Glasgow-Pittsburgh cerebral and overall performance categories

Cerebral performanceOverall performance
IGood cerebral performance. Conscious. Alert. Able to work and lead a normal lifeIGood overall performance. Healthy, alert, capable of normal life
IIModerate cerebral disability. Conscious. Sufficient cerebral function for part time work in sheltered environment or independent activities of daily lifeIIModerate overall disability. Conscious. Moderate cerebral disability alone (CPC II) or moderate disability from non-cerebral dysfunction alone or both
IIISevere cerebral disability. Conscious. Dependent on others for daily support because of impaired brain functionIIISevere overall disability. Conscious. Dependent on others for daily support
IVComa. Vegetative stateIVComa. Vegetative state
VDeadVDead