J Neurol Sci. Oct 31;() The ALSFRS-R: a revised ALS functional rating scale that incorporates assessments of respiratory function. The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Functional Rating Scale (ALSFRS) is an instrument for evaluating the functional status of patients with Amyotrophic Lateral. ABSTRACT. Introduction ALS functional rating scale (revised). (ALSFRS-R) is the most widely used functional rating system in patients with.

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Orthopnea None Some difficulty sleeping at night due to shortness of breath.

ALS Functional Rating Scale

A Systematic Review of the Published Literature”. Non-ambulatory functional movement only. This page was last edited on 3 Decemberat Menu “left menu navigation” Begins – Skip Menu.

This article is an orphanas no other articles link to it. Please introduce links to this page from related articles ; try the Find link tool for suggestions. In ALS the main type of onset is bulbar, followed by limb-onset; which describes the region of motor neurons first affected.

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ALS Functional Rating Scale – Revised

NPO exclusively parenteral or enteral feeding. Can initiate, but not turn or adjust sheets alone. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Menu “left menu navigation” Ends.

Some difficulty sleeping at night due to shortness of breath. Views Read Edit View history. Mild unsteadiness or fatigue.

Handwriting Normal Slow or sloppy; all words are legible Not all words are legible Able to grip pen but unable to write Unable to grip pen 5. Able to grip pen but unable to write. Aosfrs of the Neurological Sciences.

Dyspnea None Occurs when walking Occurs with one or more of the following: No purposeful leg movement. Can only sleep sitting up.

Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry. Can cut most foods, although clumsy and slow; some help needed.

Swallowing Normal eating habits Early eating problems-occasional choking Dietary consistency changes Needs supplemental tube feeding NPO exclusively parenteral or enteral feeding 4.


Early eating problems-occasional choking. Intermittent assistance or substitute methods.

Speech combined with nonvocal communication. Slight but definite excess of saliva in mouth; may have nighttime drooling. Some help needed with closures and fasteners.

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Continuous use of BiPAP during the night and day. Moderately excessive saliva; may have minimal drooling. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Can turn alone or adjust sheets, but with great difficulty. Neurology Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Rating systems.