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.
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.
P Wicks, M Massagli, C Wolf, J Heywood
|Domains||bulbar, chewing muscles, arms, mobility, breathing, lungs, Functional Status|
Patients with ALS
|Evaluated via ORE||No|
|Contexts||Clinical Assessment, General Research|
|License||Creative Commons Attribution - ShareAlike 3.0 United States|