Victoria Hospice offers the following useful clinical tools to help healthcare professionals in their assessment or treatment of patients facing advancing illness, death or bereavement.
Palliative Performance Scale
The Palliative Performance Scale (PPS) and Bowel Performance Scale have been validated, while the others should be considered ‘working forms.’
Click here to find out more about our online course regarding the use of the PPS.
Reprint and Use of Clinical Tools
If you wish to use any of these tools, please fill the Reprint and Use Permissions Request Form linked below that applies to you. Copyright requests may take up to two to four weeks to process. Please contact us if you have any questions.
EX. healthcare provider, a patient or a not-for-profit organization
For all other requests including tools for electronic medical records, educational presentations or translations
- Palliative Performance Scale
The Victoria Hospice Palliative Performance Scale (PPS, version 2) is an 11-point scale designed to measure patients’ performance status in 10% decrements from 100% (healthy) to 0% (death) based on five observable parameters: ambulation, ability to do activities, self-care, food/fluid intake, and consciousness level.
- English Version
- Arabic Version
- Hebrew Version
- Japanese Version
- Nederlandse versie (Dutch)
- Thai Version
- Turkish Version
- Traditional Chinese Version
- Versão em Português (Brazil)
- Versão Portuguesa (Portugal)
- Versión española (Spanish)
- Version française (French)
For more instruction and information about the PPSv2, click here.
Other Clinical Tools
Bowel Performance Scale
Psychosocial Assessment Tool
Respiratory Congestion Scale
10 Steps to Better Prognostication
“Forget Me Not”: Palliative Care for Patients with Dementia
Contact us to learn more about Education and Research at Victoria Hospice.