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.’
Reprint and Use of Clinical Tools
If you wish to use any of these tools, please fill out our: Reprint and Use Permissions Request Form
If you have any questions please email Brittany Clark.
- 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
Brittany Clark, Education and Research Projects and Events Coordinator
Anke Krey, Education and Research Project Facilitator