Simplified motor scale

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Simplified Motor Scales (SMS) refer to a neurological evaluation that is designed to provide a meaningful, objective prognostic evaluation of an individual. SMS have been proposed as alternatives that would improve upon the Glasgow Coma Scale challenges of being confusing, unreliable, and unnecessarily complex.[1]

An example of a SMS can be remembered by the abbreviation TROLL - Test Responses: Obeys, Localizes, or Less.


  1. ^ Green, Steven M. (2011). "Cheerio, Laddie! Bidding Farewell to the Glasgow Coma Scale". Annals of Emergency Medicine. 58 (5): 427–30. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2011.06.009. PMID 21803447.