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Table 1 Interpretation of scores in Glasgow Coma Scale and Cerebral Performance Category Scale (neurological status GCS ≥13 and CPC 1–2 was considered satisfactory)

From: Cardiac arrest survivors treated with or without mild therapeutic hypothermia: performance status and quality of life assessment

GCS interpretation CPC interpretation
1. 13 points and above – mild brain damage 1. A return to normal cerebral function and normal living
2. 912 points – moderate brain damage 2. Cerebral disability but sufficient function for independent activities of daily living
3. 8 points and below – severe brain damage 3. Cerebral disability, limited cognition, inability to carry out independent existence
4. Coma
5. Brain death
  1. CPC – Cerebral Performance Scale, GCS – Glasgow Coma Scale.