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This variable is contained in the following files: Inpatient Rehab Facility-Patient Assessment Instrument
Short SAS Name
_39OAA
SAS Name
EXPRSN_VCL_NVCL_ADMSN_CD

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.

CodeCode value
B
Both
N
Nonvocal
V
Vocal