The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Functional Rating Scale (ALSFRS) is an instrument for evaluating the functional status of patients with Amyotrophic Lateral. J Neurol Sci. Dec 15;() doi: / Epub Aug ALSFRS-R score and its ratio: a useful predictor for. 1. Amyotroph Lateral Scler Frontotemporal Degener. Apr;14(3) doi: / Epub Mar 1.

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Moderately excessive saliva; may have minimal drooling. Needs attendant for self-care. Needs supplemental tube feeding.

Cutting food with gastrostomy Normal Somewhat slow and clumsy, but no help needed Can cut most foods, although clumsy and slow; some help needed Food must be cut by someone, but can still feed slowly Needs to be fed Normal Clumsy but able to perform all manipulations independently Some help needed with closures and fasteners Provides minimal assistance to caregiver Unable to perform any aspect of task 6.

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Occurs at rest, difficulty breathing when either sitting or lying. Journal of the Neurological Sciences. Speech Normal speech processes Detectable speech disturbance Intelligible with repeating Speech combined with nonvocal communication Loss of useful speech 2.

Slight but definite excess of saliva in mouth; may have nighttime drooling. Can cut most foods, although clumsy and slow; some help needed. NPO exclusively parenteral or enteral feeding. Needs extra pillow in order to sleep more than two. Cutting food with gastrostomy. Clumsy but able to perform all manipulations independently. A Systematic Review of the Published Literature”. No purposeful leg movement. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Food must be cut by someone, but can still feed slowly. A longitudinal and survival analysis of functional dimension subscores in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis”.

This page was last edited on 3 Decemberat Marked excess of saliva with some drooling. Can initiate, but not turn or adjust sheets alone. A Journal of Neurology.

Can only sleep sitting up.

Speech combined with nonvocal communication. Able to grip pen but unable to write.

Questions 1 to 3 are related alsfrsr bulbar onset, questions 4 to 9 are related to limb onset and questions are related to respiratory onset. Can turn alone or adjust sheets, but with great difficulty. 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 methods Needs attendant for self-care Total dependence 7.

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Salivation Normal Slight but definite excess of saliva in mouth; may have nighttime drooling Moderately excessive saliva; may have minimal drooling Marked excess of saliva with some drooling Marked drooling; requires constant tissue or handkerchief 3. Orthopnea None Some difficulty sleeping at night due to shortness of alsfre-r.

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Mild unsteadiness or fatigue.

People diagnosed with ALS live on average 2—4 years after diagnosis due to the quick progression of the disease. Turning in bed Normal Somewhat slow and clumsy, but no help needed Can turn alone or adjust sheets, but with great difficulty Alsfrss-r initiate, but not turn or adjust sheets alone Helpless 8.

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Some help needed with closures and fasteners. Slow or sloppy; all words are legible. Orphaned articles from December All scor articles Neurology articles needing expert attention. By using this site, aosfrs-r agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Swallowing Normal eating habits Early eating problems-occasional choking Dietary consistency changes Needs supplemental tube feeding NPO exclusively parenteral or enteral feeding 4. How many years since onset of symptoms?

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