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Functional ability using the Karnofsky scale (17); level of dependency using Barthel's scale (17).
In this study, Karnofsky scale scores increased from 73 to 85 in those younger than 60 and from 61 to 75 in older patients (P <0.
Oncologists use performance scales such as the Karnofsky Scale, which correlates performance status with oncologic outcome, to determine the likelihood of response to treatment and to predict survival and performance status.