performance status

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status

 [sta´tus, stat´us] (L.)
state, particularly in reference to a morbid condition.
absence status sustained clouding of consciousness for several hours, with no interval of normal mental activity, and with few stereotyped movements or no abnormal motor activity.
status asthma´ticus a particularly severe episode of asthma that does not respond adequately to ordinary therapeutic measures and usually requires hospitalization.
status epilep´ticus rapid succession of epileptic spasms without intervals of consciousness; brain damage may result.
status lympha´ticus lymphatism.
performance status ability of a patient to function, as measured by a performance scale.
status thymicolympha´ticus a condition resembling lymphatism, with enlargement of lymphadenoid tissue and of the thymus as the special influencing factor; formerly thought to be the cause of sudden death in children.
status verruco´sus a wartlike appearance of the cerebral cortex, produced by disorderly arrangement of the neuroblasts, so that the formation of fissures and sulci is irregular and unpredictable.
status (omaha) in the omaha system, the condition of the client in relation to objective and subjective defining characteristics.

performance status

a measure of a patient's well-being defined as the amount of normal activity the patient can maintain.

performance status

A measure of the overall health and functional capability of a patient.
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Over one-third of the patients in the trial had lower performance status, as defined by a Karnofsky score of 80 percent or less.
Karnofsky Score (9) Score Status 100% Perfectly well 90% Minor symptoms (can live a normal life) 80% Normal activity with some effort 70% Unable to carry on normal activity, but can care for oneself 60% Requires occasional help with personal needs 50% Disabled 40% Nursing assistance and medical care, but is not hospitalised 30% Severely disabled, in hospital 20% Very sick (active support needed) 10% Moribund 0% Dead
Interestingly, findings from a community-based programme in Kenya demonstrated that task shifting of ART from healthcare workers to people living with AIDS in the community had similar outcomes in terms of detectable viral load, mean CD4 count, decline in Karnofsky score, change in ART regimen, new opportunistic infections and pregnancy rates compared with those receiving clinic-based HIV care.
Karnofsky score on a range of 100 (able to carry out normal activities) to zero (death).
Follow-up visits by each subject were made monthly with a member of the Respiratory Care staff, to tabulate patient characteristics, including a Karnofsky score, until patient mortality or the end of the project.
8%) of the 9 patients with severe disease had an eventual Karnofsky score of </=40 and an eventual Zubrod score of >/=3 (increased morbidity) while increased morbidity was noted in 4 (57.
6,7) Patient well-being was also found to be enhanced, with a marked increase in BMI and in the number of patients with a Karnofsky score of 100 by the end of 4 months.
Major inclusion criteria include untreated HIV infection, age of 18 years or older, Karnofsky score at or above 80, perceived life expectancy of at least 6 months, willingness of female participants of child-bearing age to use contraceptives, and consecutive CD4 counts above 500 cells/[mm.
A Karnofsky score [greater than or equal to]70 signifies ability to self-care and a high Charlson score indicates significant comorbidity.
Men and women aged 18 years and older with follicular, papillary, insular, or medullary thyroid carcinoma and with a Karnofsky score of 70-100 are eligible, provided they meet specified criteria.
Mean patient age was 43 years and mean Karnofsky score was 82% on inclusion in the protocol.