Karnofsky Score

Performance Status

  • 100% – normal, no complaints, no signs of disease
  • 90% – capable of normal activity, few symptoms or signs of disease
  • 80% – normal activity with some difficulty, some symptoms or signs
  • 70% – caring for self, not capable of normal activity or work
  • 60% – requiring some help, can take care of most personal requirements
  • 50% – requires help often, requires frequent medical care
  • 40% – disabled, requires special care and help
  • 30% – severely disabled, hospital admission indicated but no risk of death
  • 20% – very ill, urgently requiring admission, requires supportive measures or treatment
  • 10% – moribund, rapidly progressive fatal disease processes
  • 0% – death