Table 3

Karnofsky Performance Scale65, 66

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