Wessex Head Injury Matrix

The Wessex Head Injury Matrix (WHIM) can be used to assess and monitor recovery of cognitive function after severe head injury

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  • WHIM Compete Kit
    9780749133139 Qualification Level B

    Includes Manual and Pack of 25 Scoring Sheets


  • WHIM Scoring Sheets
    9780749133160 Qualification Level B

    Pack of 25


  • WHIM Manual
    9780749133177 Qualification Level B




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Product Details

The Wessex Head Injury Matrix (WHIM) is a 62-item observational matrix that provides accurate assessment of patients in and emerging from coma and in the vegetative and minimally conscious states.


  • Assess the patient and sets goals for rehabilitation from the outset of coma.
  • Collect data by observation and by testing tasks used in everyday life.
  • Provides a sequential framework of tightly defined categories of observation.
  • Can be used by any qualified member of a multidisciplinary team.


Designed to pick up minute indices demonstrating recovery and provide objective evidence, the WHIM provides a sequential framework of tightly defined categories of observation covering:

  • Communication ability
  • Cognitive skills
  • Social interaction