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J Neurol Sci. Oct 31;() The ALSFRS-R: a revised ALS functional rating scale that incorporates assessments of respiratory function. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), is a neurodegenerative disease that typically affects The ALSFRS-R scale has some limitations though since it is not useful to compare scores of people who present with different onset. In ALS the main. Subscales of the ALS Functional Rating Scale (ALSFRS-R) as met El Escorial- Revised criteria for Possible, Probable or Definite ALS at.

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J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. ALSFRS-R scores calculated at diagnosis can be compared to scores throughout time to determine the speed of progression.

ALS Functional Rating Scale

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Slow or sloppy; all words are legible. Occurs at rest, difficulty breathing when either sitting or lying. This article is an orphanas no other articles link to functioal. Occurs with one or more of the following: Significant difficulty, considering using mechanical respiratory support.


Dyspnea None Occurs when walking Occurs with one or more of the following: Orphaned articles from December All orphaned articles Neurology articles needing expert attention.

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Retrieved from ” https: A score of 0 on a question would indicate no function while a score of 4 would indicate full function. Marked excess of saliva with some drooling.

Rtaing initiate, but not turn or adjust sheets alone. Please introduce links to this page from related articles ; try the Find link tool for suggestions.

Speech combined with nonvocal communication. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry. Functionql Normal Early ambulation difficulties Walks with assistance Non-ambulatory functional movement only No purposeful leg movement 9.

A Systematic Review of the Published Literature”. Journal of the Neurological Sciences. This page was last edited on 3 Decemberat Early eating problems-occasional choking. Turning in bed Normal Somewhat slow and clumsy, but no help needed Can turn alone or adjust sheets, but with great difficulty Can initiate, but not turn or adjust sheets alone Helpless 8.


Independent and complete self-care with effort or decreased efficiency. A longitudinal and survival analysis of functional dimension subscores in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis”. Food must be cut by someone, but can still feed slowly.

Can turn alone or adjust sheets, but with great difficulty. Non-ambulatory functional movement only.

ALS Functional Rating Scale – Revised

Needs extra pillow in order to sleep more than two. Marked drooling; requires constant tissue or handkerchief. A Journal of Neurology. Does not routinely use more than two pillows.

Orthopnea None Some difficulty sleeping at night due to shortness of breath. Speech Normal speech processes Detectable speech disturbance Intelligible with repeating Speech combined with nonvocal communication Loss of useful speech 2.