Edmonton Symptom Assessment System (ESAS)
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Supplemental: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
|Short Description of Instrument||
The Edmonton Symptom Assessment System (ESAS) is designed to assist in the assessment of subjects at the end of life. Nine patient symptoms are assessed: pain, tiredness, nausea, depression, anxiety, drowsiness, appetite, well-being and shortness of breath.
A scale from 0 -10 is used (none to worst possible).
Bruera E, Kuehn N, Miller MJ, Selmser P, Macmillan K. The Edmonton symptom assessment system (ESAS): a simple method for the assessment of palliative care patients. J. Palliat Care 1991; 7(2):6-9.