The PTA Protocol
Guidelines for using the Westmead Post-Traumatic Amnesia (PTA) scale
N.E.V. Marosszeky, L. Ryan, E.A. Shores, J. Batchelor & J.E. Marosszeky
Dept. of Rehabilitation Medicine, Westmead Hospital and Dept. of Psychology, Macquarie University
It is over 10 years since the publication of the first article on the Westmead PTA Scale by Doctors Shores, Marosszeky, Sandanam and Batchelor in 1986. Since that time we have gained a wealth of clinical experience using the scale and we would now like to distil this knowledge into an updated manual. We have provided readers with easy-to-read instructions and new procedures for special patients. We hope that this manual will be of value to clinicians and researchers, thereby ensuring that the Westmead PTA Scale will has a fruitful second decade.
Introduction to the PTA
Find out more about the PTA.
Find out more on the administration guidelines
Reporting and interpreting guidelines
Discover more about guidelines on reporting and interpreting the PTA.
Special patients and other issues
Find out more about special patient cases and other issues in administering the PTA.
N.E.V. Marosszeky, B.A. (Hons), MAPS
Consulting Psychologist, P.O. Box 1123, Eastwood NSW 2122
Lesley Ryan, Ba. App. Sc. (Occupational Therapy)
Senior Occupational Therapist, Westmead Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service, Westmead Hospital
E. Arthur Shores, B.A. (Hons), M.A. (Hons) (Clin. Neuro), Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer in the Psychology Department at Macquarie University and Senior Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist at the Medical Centre, New Children's Hospital, Westmead
Jennifer Batchelor, B.B.Sc. (Hons), MSc., Ph.D.
Consultant Neuropsychologist and Lecturer in the Psychology Department at Macquarie University
J.E. Marosszeky, MB BS, DPRM, FACRM, FAFRM
Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Westmead Hospital
Copyright ©The Authors, 1998
All rights reserved.
ISBN - 0 646 32645 7
Wild & Wooley
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The publication of this book has been funded by the Motor Accidents Authority of New South Wales.
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Suggested citation for referencing:
Marosszeky, N.E.V., Ryan, L., Shores, E.A., Batchelor, J. & Marosszeky, J.E. (1997). The PTA Protocol: Guidelines for using the Westmead Post-Traumatic Amnesia (PTA) Scale. Sydney: Wild & Wooley.