ECOG 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.

Grade 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 American Journal of Clinical Oncololgy: 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, 5(6):649-655, 1982.

Printed by permission from the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG).