Disability and Distress Scale

Disability
8. Unconscious
7.  Not in 8 but confined to bed
6.  Not in 7 but confined to chair or wheelchair or able to move around in the home only with support from an assistant
5. Not in 6 but unable to undertake any paid employment. Unable to continue any education. Old people confined to home except for escorted outings and short walks and unable to do shopping. Housewives only able to perform a few simple tasks
4. Not in 5 but choice of work or performance at work very severely limited. Housewives and old people able to do light housework only‚ but able to go out shopping
3. Not in 4 but severe social disability and/or slight impairment of performance at work. Able to do all housework except very heavy tasks
2. Not in 3 but slight social disability
1. No disability
Distress
Pain and mental suffering
D Severe
C Moderate
B Mild
A None
 
     I.        I No disability
   II.        II Slight social disability
 III.        III Severe social disability and/or slight impairment of performance at work
 IV.        IV Choice of work or performance at work severely limited Housewives and old people able to do light housework only‚but able to go shopping
    V.        V Unable to undertake any paid employment‚ Unable to continue any education
Old people confined to home except for escorted outings and short walks and unable to do any shopping
 VI.        VI Confined to chair or wheelchair or able to move around in the house only with support from an assistant
VII.        VII Confined to bed
VIII.        VIII Unconscious
Distress
A.    A No distress
B.    B Mild
C.    C Moderate
D.   D Severe
 
 

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