How do we grade our disability ?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Anafun, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. Anafun

    Anafun Member

    I have CFs and wanted to know what criteria does one use to measure your level of disability?
  2. vickiw

    vickiw Member

    My disablity insurance company uses the Karnofsky Performance Status Scale. You can do a search for details. Basically it has 3 categories which are broken down further by 10's on a scale of 1 to 100.

    1. Able to carry on normal activity and to work; no special care needed.

    2. Unable to work; able to live at home and care for most personal needs; varying amount of assistance needed.

    3. Unable to care for self; requires equivalent of institutional or hospital care; disease may be progressing rapidly.