Overview

Status

Language

English

Description

The FRS, or the ALS Functional Rating Scale helps you keep track of your overall condition by measuring symptoms in all parts of your body: head, chest, arms, and legs. This extension was developed when it was identified that the ALSFRS-R was not accurately capturing the experience of some patients.

Abstract

This scale was developed to add questions to the ALSFRS-R to capture the experience of patients who were given low scores on the ALSFRS-R but felt like it wasn't accurately representing their abilities. The items added to the ALSFRS-R were determined by factor analysis and items chosen for the scale conformed to the factor structure of the ALSFRS-R.

Authors

P Wicks, M Massagli, C Wolf, J Heywood

Characteristics

Domains bulbar, chewing muscles, arms, mobility, breathing, lungs, Functional Status
Target Population

Patients with ALS

Evaluated via ORE No
Conditions ALS
Contexts Clinical Assessment, General Research

License

License Creative Commons Attribution - ShareAlike 3.0 United States