This scale and criteria are used by physicians and researchers to assess how a patient’s disease is progressing, assess how the disease affects the daily living abilities of the patient, and determine appropriate treatment and prognosis.
ECOG Performance Status
|0||Fully active, able to carry on all pre-disease performance without restriction|
|1||Restricted in physically strenuous activity but ambulatory and able to carry out work of a light or sedentary nature, e.g., light house work, office work|
|2||Ambulatory and capable of all selfcare but unable to carry out any work activities. Up and about more than 50% of waking hours|
|3||Capable of only limited selfcare, confined to bed or chair, more than 50% of waking hours|
|4||Completely disabled. Cannot carry on any selfcare. Totally confined to bed or chair|
*Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group
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- Oken MM, Creech RH, Tormey DC, Horton J, Davis TE, McFadden ET, Carbone PP. Toxicity and response criteria of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group. Am J Clin Oncol. 1982 Dec;5(6):649-55. [Medline]
Created: Jan 16, 2018.