The Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) and the Functional Systems Score (FSS) together describe severity of disability in patients with MS. With the help of the FSS, the examiner rates your disability on the EDSS scale. It ranges from 0 to 10, with half points for greater specificity. EDSS. • Expanded Disability Status Scale. – Devised by John Kurtzke in the s and modified A modification of the original Kurtzke scale.
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The Expanded Disability Status Scale EDSS is a method of calculating and evss disability in multiple sclerosis patients as well as monitoring changes of disability over time. The scoring is based on an examination by a neurologist but is eess useful for you to measure where your disease may currently be in as far as the progression scale indicates. Each functional aspect is scored on a scale of 0 no disability to 5 or 6 more severe disability.
Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS)
The scale is sometimes criticized for its reliance on walking as the main measure of disability. Although the scale takes account of the disability associated with advanced MS, most people will never reach these scores.
The EDSS scale is not a defacto mechanism but instead a fairly simplistic means and mechanism to measure MS disability rather broadband. It is somewhat amazing that this facet of MS has not been further addressed these days with a more comprehensive system. Click For Larger Image. Thus a new scale of disability really needs to be created. No impairment to walking 3. No impairment to walking 4.
Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) / Functional Systems Score (FSS) – MDCalc
Able to walk without aid or rest for m 4. Able to walk without aid or rest for m 5. Edse to walk without aid or rest for m 6. Essentially restricted to wheelchair; though wheels self in standard wheelchair and transfers alone. Up and about in wheelchair some 12 hours a day 7.
Restricted to wheelchair and may need aid in transferring. Can wheel self but can not carry on in standard wheelchair for a full day and may require a motorized wheelchair 8. May be out of bed itself much of the day. Retains shwet self-care functions. Generally has effective use of arms 8. Has some effective use of arms retains some self care functions 9.
Can still communicate and eat 9. Multiple Sclerosis MS Symptoms: Moderate disability in one Function System, or mild disability in three or four Function Systems. No impairment to walking. Moderate disability in one Function System and more than minimal disability in several others. Significant disability but self-sufficient and up and about some 12 hours a day.
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Able to walk without aid or rest for m. Significant disability but up wheet about much of the day, able to work a full day, may otherwise have some limitation of full activity or require minimal assistance. Disability severe enough to impair full daily activities and ability to work a full day without special provisions.
Disability severe enough to preclude full daily activities. Requires a walking aid — cane, crutch, etc — to walk about m with or without resting. Requires two walking aids — pair of canes, crutches, etc — to walk about 20m without resting.
VISUAL (OPTIC) FUNCTIONAL SYSTEM SCORE
Unable to walk beyond approximately 5m even with aid. Up and about in wheelchair some 12 hours a day. Unable to take more than a few steps. Can wheel self but can not carry on in standard wheelchair for a full day and may require a edsd wheelchair.
Essentially restricted to bed or chair or pushed in wheelchair. Generally has effective use of arms. Essentially restricted to bed much of day.
Has some effective use of arms retains some self care functions.