The Korean Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care

The ECOG Scoring System Versus the Karnofsky Performance Status (KPS) Scoring System.

  ECOG scoreGrade  Karnofsky Performance Status (KPS) scoreGrade
Fully active, no restrictions0Normal, no evidence of disease100
Able to perform normal activity with only minor symptoms90
Restricted in strenuous activity1Normal activity with effort80
Ambulatory, can carry out workAble to care for self but unable to do normal activities70
Ambulatory´╝×50% of the time2Requires occasional assistance, cares for most needs60
Capable of self-careRequires considerable assistance and frequent medical care50
Unable to work/usual activities
Ambulatory ≤50% of the time3Disabled, requires special care and assistance40
Capable of limited self-care onlySeverely disabled, hospitalization is indicated although death not imminent30
Disabled, no self-care4Very sick, requires active support, hospitalization necessary20
Confined to bed or chairMoribund, fatal process progressing rapidly10
Korean J Hosp Palliat Care 2019;22:67~76
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