Observational Study
Copyright ©The Author(s) 2015.
World J Clin Infect Dis. May 25, 2015; 5(2): 44-50
Published online May 25, 2015. doi: 10.5495/wjcid.v5.i2.44
Table 1 Karnofsky score used
10No complaints, no signs of disease
9Capable of normal activity, few symptoms or signs of disease
8Normal activity with some difficulty, some symptoms or signs
7Caring for self, not capable of normal activity or work
6Requiring some help, can take care of most personal requirements
5Requires help often, requires frequent medical care
4Disabled, requires special care and help
3Severely disabled, hospital admission indicated but no risk of death
2Very ill, urgently requiring hospital admission, requires supportive measures or treatment
1Moribund, rapidly progressive fatal disease processes
Table 2 Frequency of increase in the weight of the study participants over time
Weight30 d
60 d
90 d