Promoting Excellence : Total Functional Capacity (TFC) Scale

Name:
Huntington's Disease Workgroup: Total Functional Capacity (TFC) Scale

Description:
A chart listing five stages of Huntington's Disease and five levels of function in the domains of workplace, finances, domestic chores, activities of daily living and requirements for unskilled or skilled care.

Category:
Clinical Care Tools - Clinical Assessment Tools

Source:
The Huntington's Disease Workgroup of
Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care
Richard Dubinsky, MD, Chair

Contact:
Richard Dubinsky, MD, MPH
Dept. of Neurology
University of Kansas Medical Center
Mail Stop 2012
3599 Rainbow, Blvd.
Kansas City, KS, 66160
[email protected]

Recommendation of the workgroup for use of this instrument:
This tool aids the clinician in assessing the function level of the HD patient, which may allow for the early introduction of palliative care.

Keywords:
hospice, decision-making, care plan, symptom assessment, HD, Huntington's Disease

To use this tool:
You may print and copy this tool for your own use from the website. Please credit source.

References:
Produced by the Huntington's Disease Workgroup.

To view this tool:
The Total Functional Capacity (TFC) Scale is located on the Huntington's Disease and Palliative Care page of this Web site.

Posted February 24, 2005


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