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Karnofsky Performance Status MeSH Descriptor Data 2024


MeSH Heading
Karnofsky Performance Status
Tree Number(s)
E05.318.308.980.438.475.456.500.500
N05.715.360.300.800.438.375.364.500.500
N06.850.520.308.980.438.475.364.500.500
Unique ID
D017567
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017567
Scope Note
A performance measure for rating the ability of a person to perform usual activities, evaluating a patient's progress after a therapeutic procedure, and determining a patient's suitability for therapy. It is used most commonly in the prognosis of cancer therapy, usually after chemotherapy and customarily administered before and after therapy. It was named for Dr. David A. Karnofsky, an American specialist in cancer chemotherapy.
Entry Term(s)
Karnofsky Index
Karnofsky Performance Status Scale
Karnofsky Scale
See Also
Activities of Daily Living
Quality of Life
Public MeSH Note
94
History Note
94
Date Established
1994/01/01
Date of Entry
1992/12/28
Revision Date
2017/06/30
Karnofsky Performance Status Preferred
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