Catherine Bergego Scale (CBS) Evaluation Summary
|What does the tool measure?||The CBS measures unilateral behavioural neglect.|
|What types of clients can the tool be used for?||The CBS is designed for use with individuals with stroke who have hemispatial neglect.|
|Is this a screening or assessment tool?||Assessment|
|Time to administer||The CBS takes approximately 30 minutes to administer.|
|Versions||There is one version of the CBS checklist for use by clinicians. There is also a patient-administered questionnaire that can be used to measure self-awareness of neglect (anosognosia).|
|Other Languages||Not reported|
One study has examined the internal validity of the CBS and found unidimensionality of items by Rasch analysis.
One study has examined the concurrent validity of the CBS with other neglect tasks in patients with left hemisphere stroke and reported adequate correlations with the Bells test, but no significant correlation with a line bisection test.
|Floor/Ceiling Effects||One study reported adequate floor/ceiling effects.|
|Does the tool detect change in patients?||Two studies have reported that the CBS can detect change in neglect.|
|Feasibility||The CBS is straightforward and easy to administer. While there is no formal training, administration of the CBS requires clinicians to possess a sound understanding of neglect and its behavioral manifestations. There is no manual to aide administration or scoring.|
|How to obtain the tool?||The CBS can be accessed in the article by Azouvi et al. (1995).|