What does Karnofsky scale mean?

(kar-NOF-skee per-FOR-munts STA-tus) A standard way of measuring the ability of cancer patients to perform ordinary tasks. The Karnofsky Performance Status scores range from 0 to 100. A higher score means the patient is better able to carry out daily activities.

What is a good Karnofsky score?

Karnofsky Performance Status Scale

Condition Value (%)
Able to carry on normal activity and to work; no special care needed 90%
Unable to work; able to live at home and care for most personal needs; varying amount of assistance needed 70%

What is KPS assessment?

The Karnofsky Performance Scale (KPS) is an assessment tool for functional impairment. It is used to improve understanding of patient needs, ability to carry out daily activities and to assess patient prognosis.

What does Ecog 3 mean?

3. Capable of only limited self-care; confined to bed or chair >50% of waking hours. 4. Completely disabled; cannot carry out any self-care; totally confined to bed or chair.

What is a PPS of 30?

Palliative Performance Scale (PPS) and Hospice

PPS Rating Ambulation Evidence of Disease
50 Mainly Sit/Lie Extensive disease
40 Mainly in bed Extensive disease
30 Bed Confined Extensive disease
20 Bed Confined Extensive disease

What does ECOG stand for?

The scale was developed by the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG), now part of the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group, and published in 1982.

How is ECOG assessed?

It uses linear scores of 0 to 100 depending upon patient’s ability to perform daily activities and the assistance they require. On the other hand, ECOG uses 5 points score to assess PS and is considered simple tool to use in daily clinical practice (Table 1).