Performance Status or Functional Status in Palliative Care / Oncology

Performance Status (PS): Patients’ active treatment options depend onĀ PS.

In Europe, we mainly use the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) scale by palliative / oncology professionals http://ecog.dfci.harvard.edu/general/perf_stat.html

In Australia, the Australia-modified Karnofsky Performance Status (AKPS) is used together with RUG-ADL to assess a patient’s functional status: http://ahsri.uow.edu.au/content/groups/public/@web/@chsd/@pcoc/documents/doc/uow127752.pdf

AKPS explanation: http://ahsri.uow.edu.au/content/groups/public/@web/@chsd/@pcoc/documents/doc/uow129188.pdf