The ALSFRSr predicts survival time in an ALS clinic population.

@article{Kaufmann2005TheAP,
  title={The ALSFRSr predicts survival time in an ALS clinic population.},
  author={Petra Kaufmann and Gilberto Levy and John L. P. Thompson and M L Delbene and Vanessa Battista and Paul H. Gordon and Lewis P. Rowland and Bruce Levin and Hiroshi Mitsumoto},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2005},
  volume={64 1},
  pages={38-43}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Functional Rating Scale-revised (ALSFRSr), a predictor of survival time in ALS clinical trials, predicts survival time in an ALS clinic population. METHODS The authors prospectively evaluated 267 consecutive patients with ALS at first visit to an ALS clinic using the ALSFRSr and pulmonary function testing. The association of ALSFRSr score at baseline with death or tracheostomy in ALS was examined using Cox proportional hazards… CONTINUE READING