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J Neurol Sci. Oct 31;() The ALSFRS-R: a revised ALS functional rating scale that incorporates assessments of respiratory function. The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Functional Rating Scale (ALSFRS) is an instrument for evaluating the functional status of patients with Amyotrophic Lateral. ABSTRACT. Introduction ALS functional rating scale (revised). (ALSFRS-R) is the most widely used functional rating system in patients with.

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Moderately excessive saliva; may have minimal drooling.

ALS Functional Rating Scale – Revised – Wikipedia

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People diagnosed with ALS live on average 2—4 years after diagnosis due to the quick progression of the disease.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Dyspnea None Occurs when walking Occurs with one or more of the following: Occurs with one or more of the following: This article is an orphanas no other articles link to it. Retrieved from ” https: Cutting food with gastrostomy. Walking Normal Early ambulation difficulties Walks with assistance Non-ambulatory functional movement only No purposeful leg movement 9.

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. Needs attendant for self-care. Menu “left menu navigation” Ends.

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Marked excess of saliva with some drooling. Cutting food with alsfgs Normal Somewhat slow and clumsy, but no help needed Can cut most foods, although clumsy and slow; some help alsfts Food must be cut by someone, but can still feed slowly Needs to be fed Normal Clumsy but able to perform all manipulations qlsfrs Some help needed with closures and fasteners Provides minimal alssfrs to caregiver Unable to perform any aspect of task 6.

ALS Functional Rating Scale

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. A Journal of Neurology. Unable to perform any aspect of task. ALSFRS-R scores calculated at diagnosis can be compared to scores throughout time to determine the speed of progression. No purposeful leg movement. Can initiate, but not turn or adjust sheets alone.

Somewhat slow and clumsy, but no help needed. 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. Orphaned articles from December All orphaned articles Neurology articles needing expert attention.

ALS Functional Rating Scale – Revised

J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. Slight but definite excess of saliva in mouth; t have nighttime drooling. Independent and complete self-care with effort or decreased efficiency.

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Clumsy but able to perform all manipulations independently. 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 Rr Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Rating systems.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis ALSis a neurodegenerative disease that typically affects adults around [1] years of age, although anyone can be diagnosed with the disease.

Views Read Edit View history. Invasive mechanical ventilation by intubation or tracheostomy. Some help needed with closures and fasteners.

Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 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. Significant difficulty, considering using mechanical respiratory support. This page was last edited on 3 Decemberat Since there are three main pathways of progression, the questions are also divided in relation to the types of onset.