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Performance Status Scale for Patients with Head and Neck Cancer

Purpose:

To evaluate the performance status of a patient with cancer of the head or neck.

Specialty:

Hematology/Oncology, Medical Oncology, Surgical Oncology

Objective:

disability and performance, quality of life

ICD-10:

C00-C14, C69-C72, C76.0

Description:

List et al developed a performance scale that could be used to evaluate how well a patient with cancer of the head or neck can do common functions affected by the cancer. The scale can be used to monitor progression of disease and response to treatment. The authors are from the University of Chicago.

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