Quality of Life Concepts

Secondary Health Conditions

Karnofsky Performance Scale Index

Description: Scale of functional performance. 

Format: 1 item to derive a score between 0 & 100 that is indicative of functional performance.

Scoring: Scoring is usually in intervals of 10. The score allocated is between 0 (dead) & 100 (normal, no complaints, no evidence of disease).

Administration and Burden: Approximately less than 3 minutes.

Psychometrics for SCI: Not available.

Language(s):  English.

QoL Concept: The Kanorfsky Performance Scale Index is a measure of functional performance which corresponds to boxes B (societal standards), & C (achievements) of Dijker's Model.

Permissions/Where to Obtain: 

CLICK ON THE LISTED SECONDARY HEALTH CONDITIONS ON THE LEFT TO READ HOW THE KARNOFSKY PERFORMANCE SCALE INDEX HAS BEEN USED WITH A PARTICULAR CONDITION


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