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Galveston Orientation and Amnesia Test (GOAT)
The instrument is freely available here: Galveston Orientation and Amnesia Test Link
Supplemental: Sport-Related Concussion (SRC) Acute (time of injury until 72 hours), Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH), and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Short Description of Instrument
The Galveston Orientation Amnesia Test (GOAT) can be administered to assess the duration of post-traumatic amnesia, including ten items on recovery of orientation to person, place, and time. The duration of retrograde and anterograde amnesia can be assessed.
The test takes 5-10 minutes to administer and is appropriate for ages 16 and older. The GOAT should be administered by a health service provider.
The maximum raw score is 100. T-scores and percentiles are available.
Bode RK, Heinemann AW, Semik P. Measurements properties of the Galveston Orientation and Amnesia Test (GOAT) and improvement patterns during in patient rehabilitation. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2000;15(1):637-655.
Levin, H., O'Donnell, V., and Grossman, R. (1979). The Galveston Orientation and Amnesia Test. A practical scale to assess cognition after head injury. J Nerv Ment Dis 167(11), 675-684.


Document last updated March 2018