The ECOG Scale of Performance Status is one such measurement describes a patient’s level of functioning in terms of their ability to care for themself, daily activity, and physical ability (walking, working, etc.).
The scale was developed by the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG), now part of the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group, and published in 1982.
ECOG Performance Status
|GRADE||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|
Ref: Oken M, Creech R, Tormey D, et al. Toxicity and response criteria of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group.Am J Clin Oncol. 1982;5:649-655.