Karnofsky Score / Performance Status

Assess quality of life and degree of well-being in patients with cancer

100

Normal; no complaints; no evidence of disease.

90

Able to carry on normal activity; minor signs or symptoms of disease.

80

Normal activity with effort; some signs or symptoms of disease.

70

Cares for self; unable to carry on normal activity or to do active work.

60

Requires occasional assistance, but is able to care for most of their personal needs.

50

Requires considerable assistance and frequent medical care.

40

Disabled; requires special care and assistance.

30

Severely disabled; hospital admission is indicated although death not imminent.

20

Very sick; hospital admission necessary; active supportive treatment necessary.

10

Moribund; fatal processes progressing rapidly.

0

Dead

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