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Karnofsky performance status scale

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

Disabled 40

Requires special care and assistance

Severely disabled 30

Hospitalization indicated but death is not imminent

Very sick 20

Hospitalization necessary

Active supportive treatment necessary

Moribund 10

Dead 0

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