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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Salivation Normal Slight but alsgrs-r excess of saliva in mouth; may have nighttime drooling Moderately excessive saliva; may have minimal drooling Marked excess of saliva with some drooling Marked drooling; requires constant tissue or handkerchief 3.

ALS Functional Rating Scale

Cutting food with gastrostomy. Occurs with one or more of the following: Needs extra pillow in order to sleep more than two.

Retrieved from ” https: Clumsy but able to perform all manipulations independently. NPO exclusively parenteral or enteral feeding.

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How many years since onset of symptoms?

Marked excess of saliva with some drooling. Moderately excessive saliva; may have minimal drooling.

ALS Functional Rating Scale – Revised

Marked scale-revosed requires constant tissue or handkerchief. Menu “left menu navigation” Ends. Provides minimal assistance to caregiver.

Can cut most foods, although clumsy and slow; some help needed. Food must be cut by someone, but can still feed slowly. Orphaned articles from December All orphaned articles Neurology articles needing expert attention.

A Journal of Neurology. Continuous use of BiPAP during the night and day. Cutting food with gastrostomy Normal Somewhat slow ratinf clumsy, but no help needed Can cut most foods, although clumsy and slow; some help needed Food must be cut by someone, but can still feed slowly Needs to be fed Normal Clumsy but able to perform all manipulations independently Some help needed with closures and fasteners Provides minimal assistance to caregiver Rting to perform any aspect of task 6.

No purposeful leg movement. Some help needed with closures and fasteners. Views Read Edit View history. Neurology Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Rating systems. Occurs at rest, difficulty breathing when either sitting or lying. Significant difficulty, considering using mechanical respiratory support.

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Can turn alone or adjust sheets, but with great difficulty. Intermittent assistance or substitute methods.

Can initiate, but not turn or adjust sheets alone. Walking Normal Early ambulation difficulties Walks with functinal Non-ambulatory functional movement only No purposeful leg movement 9.

ALS Functional Rating Scale – Revised – Wikipedia

Since there are three main pathways of progression, the questions are also divided in relation to the types of onset. ALSFRS-R scores calculated at diagnosis can be compared to scores throughout time to determine the speed of progression.

Invasive mechanical ventilation by intubation or tracheostomy. ALS Society of Canada. Unable scale-revises perform any aspect of task. Needs supplemental tube feeding.