Result: Increased capacity for engaging in daily living activities
Over 25 cycles of HEATT the mean Karnofsky Performance Score improved from 94 to 98.
Patients also reported a baseline Karnofsky score, showing ability to engage in minimum daily living activities.
For reference, the upper end of the Karnofsky scores refer to the following activities:
100 – Normal and healthy.
90 – Minor signs or symptoms of disease with little impact on patient functioning.
80 – Patient can carry on normal activities with effort.
70 – Patient can care for self but unable to carry on normal activity or to do active work.
The mean Karnofsky Performance Status score per cycle was 94. Post-HEATT®, the Karnofsky score increased to an average of 98. Patients reported being able to walk further without exerted effort, reduction in labored breathing, and over-all increased energy as testimonial data. Karnofsky scores are related to survival stated in much of the literature. The higher the Karnofsky score correlates to the greater the chance of survival. It was also suggested that patients with higher Karnofsky scores responded better to therapy. This significant finding from the study indicates that not only did patients live longer than expected, but their ability also to participate more fully in living was enhanced. The comparative graph below shows the improvement in Karnofsky scores following HEATT®.