Performance Status Assessment in Home Hospice Patients Using a Modified Form of the Karnofsky Performance Status Scale

Nikoletti, Suzanne; Porock, Davina; Kristjanson, Linda J.; Medigovich, Kristina; Pedler, Pender; Smith, Michael
September 2000
Journal of Palliative Medicine;Fall2000, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p301
Academic Journal
Presents information on a study wherein the assessments of performance status have been compared using Karnofsky Performance Status (KPS) and Thorne-KPS in home-hospice patients in Perth, Wetern Australia. Methods; Results and discussions; Conclusions.


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