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Karnofsky Scale

Karnofsky Scale is used for grading functional status in patients with cancer.

100normal: no complaints, no evidence of disease
90able to carry on normal activity: minor symptoms
80normal activity with effort: some symptom
70cares for self: unable to carry on normal activity
60requires occasional assistance: cares for most needs
50requires considerable assistance and frequent care
40disabled: requires special care and assistance
30severely disabled: hospitalized, death not imminent
20very sick: active supportive care needed
10moribund: 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.

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