ECOG Performance Status
These scales and criteria are used by doctors and researchers to assess how a patient’s disease is progressing, assess how the disease affects the daily living abilities of the patient, and determine appropriate treatment and prognosis.
|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|
*As published in Am. J. Clin. Oncol.:
Oken, M.M., Creech, R.H., Tormey, D.C., Horton, J., Davis, T.E., McFadden, E.T., Carbone, P.P.: Toxicity And Response Criteria Of The Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group. Am J Clin Oncol 5:649-655, 1982.
Printed by permission from the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group.