Karnofsky Scale is used for grading functional status in patients with cancer.
|100||normal: no complaints, no evidence of disease|
|90||able to carry on normal activity: minor symptoms|
|80||normal activity with effort: some symptom|
|70||cares for self: unable to carry on normal activity|
|60||requires occasional assistance: cares for most needs|
|50||requires considerable assistance and frequent care|
|40||disabled: requires special care and assistance|
|30||severely disabled: hospitalized, death not imminent|
|20||very sick: active supportive care needed|
|10||moribund: fatal processes are progressing rapidly|
Karnofsky DA, Burchenal JH: In Evolution of Chemotherapy Agents, Macleod CM (ed.). Columbia University Press, New York, 1949: pp 191-205.