What is the ALSFRS-R?

This page explains the ALSFRS-R score

The revised Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Functional Rating Scale (ALSFRS-R) is a score from 0-48 which assesses disability in patients with MND. It was developed by Cedarbaum and colleagues (Cedarbaum JM. The ALSFRS-R: a revised ALS functional rating scale that incorporates assessments of respiratory function. BDNF ALS Study Group (Phase III). J Neurol Sci 1999; 169: 13-21).

There are twelve questions, some asking about daily activities and how much help a patient needs with them, and some about specific symptoms.