Validity of the Orientation Log, relative to the Galveston Orientation and Amnesia Test

J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2000 Jun;15(3):957-61. doi: 10.1097/00001199-200006000-00008.


Objective: To establish the validity of the Orientation Log (O-Log) by comparison with the Galveston Orientation and Amnesia Test (GOAT).

Design: Correlation of daily measures of orientation.

Setting: Acute rehabilitation hospital.

Subjects: Sixty-eight inpatients receiving rehabilitation following traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Primary measures: The O-Log and GOAT.

Results: There was a significant correlation between the GOAT and O-Log (r = .901, P<.001). A cutoff of 25 on the O-Log was found to be comparable with the 75 cutoff on the GOAT. The scales were equivalent in measuring duration of posttraumatic amnesia.

Conclusions: The O-Log is a valid measure of orientation for people with TBI and offers some advantages in administration over the GOAT.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Brain Injuries / psychology*
  • Brain Injuries / rehabilitation
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Inpatients
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Orientation*
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales / standards*
  • Psychometrics
  • Reference Standards
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Trauma Severity Indices