Table 4

Performance status

Karnofsky index Score ECOG-WHO scale Score
Normal, no complaints100Normal activity0
Able to carry on normal activities 90Symptoms, but ambulatory1
Minor signs or symptoms of disease 80Some time in bed, but less than
Cares for self, unable to carry on normal activity or do active work 70 50% of normal daytime2
Requires occasional assistance but able to care for most needs 60Needs to be in bed more than
Requires considerable assistance and frequent medical care 50 50% of normal daytime3
Disabled; requires special care and assistance 40Unable to get out of bed4
Severely disabled; hospitalisation indicated, though death not imminent 30
Very sick; hospitalisation necessary; active supportive treatment necessary 20
Moribund 10
Dead  0