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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Some help needed with closures and fasteners. Cutting food with gastrostomy. Occurs with rting or more of the following: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry. Early eating problems-occasional choking. Speech combined with nonvocal communication.

Marked drooling; requires constant tissue or handkerchief. Dyspnea None Occurs when walking Occurs with one or more of the following: Orthopnea None Some difficulty sleeping at night due to shortness of breath. Independent and complete self-care with effort or decreased efficiency. ALSFRS-R scores calculated at diagnosis can be compared to sfale-revised throughout time to determine the speed of progression. Can cut most foods, although clumsy and slow; some help needed.

Since there are three main pathways of progression, the questions are also divided in relation to the types of onset. 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. 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.

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Significant difficulty, considering using mechanical respiratory support. This page was last edited on 3 Decemberat Salivation Normal Slight but definite 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.

Intermittent assistance or substitute methods. A Systematic Review of the Published Literature”. People diagnosed with ALS live on average 2—4 years after diagnosis due to the quick progression of the disease.

Orphaned articles from December All orphaned articles Neurology articles needing expert attention. Unable to perform any aspect of task. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Some difficulty sleeping at night due to shortness of breath. Non-ambulatory functional movement only.

Can turn alone or adjust sheets, but with great difficulty. A Journal of Neurology.

Cutting food with gastrostomy Normal Somewhat slow and clumsy, but no help needed Can cut most foods, although clumsy and alscrs-r 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 functioonal Provides minimal assistance to caregiver Unable to perform any aspect of task 6.

Needs attendant for self-care. Can initiate, but not turn or adjust sheets alone. Needs extra pillow in order to sleep more than two.

No purposeful leg movement.

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ALS Functional Rating Scale – Revised

Can only sleep sitting up. Swallowing Normal eating habits Early eating problems-occasional choking Dietary consistency changes Needs supplemental tube feeding NPO exclusively parenteral or enteral feeding 4. Moderately excessive saliva; may have minimal drooling. Questions 1 to 3 are related to bulbar onset, questions 4 to 9 are related to limb onset and questions are related to respiratory onset.

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In ALS the main type of onset is bulbar, followed by limb-onset; which describes the region of motor neurons first affected. 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. Somewhat slow and clumsy, but no help needed. A longitudinal and survival analysis of functional dimension subscores in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis”.

Not all words are legible.

ALS Functional Rating Scale – Revised – Wikipedia

Neurology Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Rating systems. Marked excess of saliva with some drooling. Menu “left menu navigation” Ends. Provides minimal assistance to caregiver. Journal of the Neurological Sciences. Speech Normal speech processes Detectable speech disturbance Intelligible with repeating Speech combined with nonvocal communication Loss of useful speech 2.

Does not routinely use more than two pillows Needs extra pillow in order to sleep more than two Can only sleep sitting up Unable to sleep Continuous use of BiPAP during the night and day.

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