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Incapacity Scale of Kurtzke

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient's degree of general impairment using the Incapacity Scale.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, disability and performance

ICD-10:

G35

Description:

Kurtzke proposed the Incapacity Score to assess disability in a patient with multiple sclerosis, but it can also be applied as a general disability rate score. It was based on scales adapted by Carl Granger. The author is from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

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