Cerebral Performance Categories - Extended (CPC-E)

The Cerebral Performance Categories - Extended (CPC-E)  is a valid and reliable criterion-referenced tool based on the original Cerebral Performance Categories (CPC) (Safar, 1981) and consists of 10 items.  Six items are to be administered in the hospital prior to discharge (Alert, Short Term Memory, Logical Thinkng, Attention, Motor, and Basic Activities of Daily Living), and 4 items (Mood, Fatigue, Complex Activities of Daily Living, and Return to Work) are to be administered post-discharge.  Although originally designed to be used with cardiac arrest survivors, some have found the CPC-E to be useful in the ICU and acute care settings.

If you are interested in learning more about the CPC-E and using the CPC-E in your clinical practice and/or scientific projects please complete a brief survey at CPC-E Survey

Once you complete the survey you will receive access to the CPC-E "BOX".

In the "BOX" you will find all the materials you need to learn and administer the CPC-E, including the tool, descriptors, references, and publications.

If you have questions please contact us at mbholm@pitt.edu

We hope you find the CPC-E to be a useful tool for your clinical practice and/or scientific projects.

Best regards,

Margo B. Holm, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Ketki D. Raina, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Sondra A. Balouris, PhD, MS, MPT
Jon C. Rittenberger, MD, MS
Joan C. Rogers, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Clifton W. Callaway, MD, PhD