ECOG Performance Status

ECOG GradeECOG Status
0Fully active, able to carry on all pre-disease performance without restriction
1Restricted in physically strenuous activity but ambulatory and able to carry out work of a light or sedentary nature, e.g., light housework, office work
2Ambulatory and capable of all self-care but unable to carry out any work activities. Up and about more than 50% of waking hours
3Capable of only limited self-care, confined to bed or chair more than 50% of waking hours
4Completely disabled. Cannot carry on any self-care. Totally confined to bed or chair

Additional Information

Score Description

The Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status is a scoring system to determine the performance status of cancer patients.

Further Reading

Oken MM et al. Toxicity And Response Criteria Of The Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group. Am J Clin Oncol 5:649-655, 1982.