(39Oaa) Communication - Vocal/Nonvocal/Both: Admission

SAS Name

A score indicating the patient's ability for expression at admission.  Expression includes clear vocal or nonvocal expression of language.  This item includes either intelligible speech or clear expression of language using writing or a communication device.  The more usual mode of expression ('Vocal' or 'Nonvocal') is evaluated; 'Both' indicates vocal and novocal are used about equally.

Code Code value
B Both
N Nonvocal
V Vocal