Karnofsky Performance Status


Index, Karnofsky

Karnofsky Index

Karnofsky Performance Status Scale

Karnofsky Scale

Performance Status, Karnofsky

Scale, Karnofsky

Status, Karnofsky Performance

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.