May 03, 2009 - 10:06 pm
I was just reading a Clinical Trial and one of the "inclusion criteria" to be considered for the study group was that you must have a Karnofsky Performance Scale Index of greater than 60. So, naturally, I wondered what that was and looked it up. Apparently, it is a way that physicians measure how you are doing with your treatments: physically, mentally, emotionally, and even quality-of-life, on a scale of 1 to 100. Now I'm VERY curious where my oncologist has me ranked, IF he has me ranked. Have any of you ever seen your KPS score? Do you think that's just for collaborating doctors to communicate with each other, or is it something we can ask about?