Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale (MSAS)
Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale - Short Form (MSAS-SF)
Clinical Care Tools - Symptom Management
Russell Portenoy, MD and colleagues
Author Contact Information:
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Dept of Pain Medicine & Palliative Care
Beth Israel Medical Center
[email protected] [email protected]
symptom assessment, symptom level,mutliple symptoms, function, health status
Portenoy RK, Thaler HT, Kornblith AB, Lepore JM, Friedlander-Klar H, Kiyasu E, Sobel K, Coyle N, Kemeny N, Norton L, et al. The Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale: an instrument for the evaluation of symptom prevalence, characteristics and distress. Eur J Cancer. 1994;30A(9):1326-36.
Ingham JM, Portenoy RK. Symptom assessment.Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 1996 Feb;10(1):21-39. Review.
Chang VT, Hwang SS, Feuerman M, Kasimis BS, Thaler HT. The memorial symptom assessment scale short form (MSAS-SF). Cancer. 2000 Sep 1;89(5):1162-71.
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MSAS - PDF 300 KB
MSAS-SF - PDF 203 KB
Scoring information - PDF 61 KB
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