Karnofsky performance status

Performance status scale

Karnofsky performance statusActivity
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 his needs
50%Requires considerable assistance and frequent medical care
40%Disabled; requires special care and assistance
30%Severely disabled; hospitalization is indicated although death is not imminent.
20%Very sick; hospitalization necessary; active supportive treatment necessary
10%Moribund; fatal processes progressing rapidly