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Disability Status Scale (DSS) for Patients with Multiple Sclerosis

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with multiple sclerosis using the original Kurtzke Disability Status Scale (DSS).

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, disability and performance

ICD-10:

G35

Description:

Kurtzke developed a simple scale for describing disability in a patient with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 1955. This can be used alone or in conjunction with ratings of functional groups.

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