J Neurol Sci. Oct 31;() The ALSFRS-R: a revised ALS functional rating scale that incorporates assessments of respiratory function. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), is a neurodegenerative disease that typically affects The ALSFRS-R scale has some limitations though since it is not useful to compare scores of people who present with different onset. In ALS the main. Subscales of the ALS Functional Rating Scale (ALSFRS-R) as met El Escorial- Revised criteria for Possible, Probable or Definite ALS at.

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Scale-revosed turn alone or adjust sheets, but with great difficulty. Slow or sloppy; all words are legible. ALSFRS-R scores calculated at diagnosis can be compared to scores throughout time to determine the speed of progression.

Can only sleep sitting up.

Occurs at rest, difficulty breathing when either sitting or lying. Some difficulty sleeping at night due to shortness of breath. Dressing and hygiene Normal function Independent and complete self-care with effort or decreased efficiency Intermittent assistance or substitute scwle-revised Needs attendant for self-care Total dependence 7.


Intermittent assistance or substitute methods.

ALS Functional Rating Scale

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis ALSis a neurodegenerative disease that typically affects adults around [1] years of age, although anyone can be diagnosed with the disease. Can initiate, but not turn or adjust sheets alone.

Clumsy but able to perform all manipulations independently. Cutting food with gastrostomy.

Marked excess of saliva with some drooling. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

ALS Functional Rating Scale – Revised

Moderately excessive saliva; may have minimal drooling. A Journal of Neurology.

Non-ambulatory functional movement only. Needs supplemental tube feeding. A score of 0 on a question would indicate no function while a score of 4 would indicate full function. Orphaned articles from December All orphaned articles Neurology articles needing expert attention. Marked drooling; requires constant tissue or handkerchief. No purposeful leg movement. Handwriting Normal Slow or sloppy; all words are legible Not all words are legible Able to grip pen but unable to write Unable to grip pen 5.

Slight but definite excess of saliva in mouth; may have nighttime drooling.


ALS Functional Rating Scale – Revised – Wikipedia

People diagnosed with ALS live on average 2—4 years after diagnosis due to the quick progression of the disease. Able to grip pen but unable to write. Retrieved from ” https: Menu “left menu alsrfs-r Begins – Skip Menu.

Not all words are legible. Dyspnea None Occurs when walking Occurs with one or more of the following: Speech combined with nonvocal communication. A Systematic Review of the Published Literature”.

Does not routinely use more than two pillows Needs extra pillow in order to sleep more than two Can only sleep sitting up Unable to sleep Does not routinely use more than two pillows. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry. Provides minimal assistance to caregiver. Menu “left menu navigation” Ends.