Rating scale from 0-100 in 10 point increments, representing death and normal performance as the lower and upper scores, respectively.
A good performance status at the time of diagnosis or treatment for patients with cancer is associated with a good prognosis.
Normal, no complaints 100
Able to carry on normal activities 90
Minor signs or symptoms of disease
Normal activity with effort 80
Care for self 70
Unable to carry on normal activity or to do active work
Requires occasional assistance but able to care for most of their needs 60
Requires considerable assistance and frequent medical care 50
Requires special care and assistance
Severely disabled 30
Hospitalization indicated but death is not imminent
Very sick 20
Active supportive treatment necessary