ALS FUNCTIONAL RATING SCALE-REVISED ALSFRS-R PDF

J Neurol Sci. Oct 31;() The ALSFRS-R: a revised ALS functional rating scale that incorporates assessments of respiratory function. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), is a neurodegenerative disease that typically affects The ALSFRS-R scale has some limitations though since it is not useful to compare scores of people who present with different onset. In ALS the main. Subscales of the ALS Functional Rating Scale (ALSFRS-R) as met El Escorial- Revised criteria for Possible, Probable or Definite ALS at.

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ALSFRS-R scores calculated at diagnosis can be compared to scores throughout time to determine the speed of progression. Can turn alone or adjust sheets, but with great difficulty. Intermittent assistance or substitute methods. Speech Normal speech processes Detectable speech disturbance Intelligible with repeating Speech combined with nonvocal communication Loss of useful speech 2. A Systematic Review of the Published Literature”.

Needs supplemental tube feeding. Not all words are legible.

Marked drooling; requires constant tissue or handkerchief. Views Read Edit View history. Able to grip pen but unable to write.

Mild unsteadiness or fatigue. Non-ambulatory functional movement only. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Continuous use of BiPAP during the night and day. Turning in bed Normal Somewhat slow and clumsy, but no help needed Can turn alone or adjust sheets, but with great difficulty Can initiate, but not turn or adjust sheets alone Helpless 8. Can only sleep sitting up.

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Speech combined with nonvocal communication. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Early eating problems-occasional choking. NPO exclusively parenteral or enteral feeding.

ALS Functional Rating Scale

Unable to perform any aspect of task. Slight but definite excess of saliva in mouth; may have nighttime drooling. Does not routinely use more than two pillows.

Dressing and hygiene Normal function Independent and complete self-care with effort or decreased efficiency Intermittent assistance or substitute methods Needs attendant for self-care Total dependence 7. Salivation Normal Allsfrs-r but definite excess of saliva in mouth; may have nighttime drooling Moderately excessive saliva; may rting minimal drooling Marked excess of saliva with some drooling Marked drooling; requires constant tissue or handkerchief 3.

Can cut most foods, although clumsy and slow; some help needed. Occurs at rest, difficulty breathing when either sitting or lying. Needs attendant for self-care. A Journal of Neurology.

Invasive mechanical ventilation by intubation or tracheostomy. Somewhat slow and clumsy, but no help needed. ALS Society of Canada. Since there are three main pathways of progression, the questions are also divided in relation to the types of ratlng.

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Orthopnea None Some difficulty sleeping at night due to shortness of breath. This page was last edited on 3 Decemberat Food must be cut by someone, but can still feed slowly. Menu “left menu navigation” Ends. Menu “left menu navigation” Begins – Skip Menu. Can initiate, but not turn or adjust sheets alone.

A longitudinal and survival analysis of functional dimension subscores in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis”. Handwriting Normal Slow or sloppy; all words are legible Not all words are legible Able to grip pen but unable to write Unable to grip pen 5.

Marked excess of saliva with some drooling. Slow or sloppy; all words are legible.

ALS Functional Rating Scale – Revised

How many years since onset of symptoms? Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry. People diagnosed with ALS live on average 2—4 years after diagnosis due to the quick progression scale-gevised the disease. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. Orphaned articles from December All orphaned articles Neurology articles needing expert attention.