2010 Guidelines for Symptom Severity Scale Score
The symptom severity (SS) scale score requires the patient to rank specific symptoms from zero to three indicating the level of severity for the past week for fatigue, waking tired and cognitive symptoms as follows:
- 0 -- no problem
- 1 -- slight or mild problems, generally mild or intermittent
- 2 -- moderate, considerable problems, often present and/or at a moderate level
- 3 -- severe, pervasive, continuous, life-disturbing problems
In addition, the SS scale score includes the extent of symptoms such as irritable bowel syndrome, muscle pain, hearing difficulties, headache, dizziness, depression, change of taste, muscle weakness, heartburn, constipation, bladder spasms, nausea, blurred vision, fever, ringing in ears, dry mouth, mouth ulcers, itching, easy bruising, shortness of breath, rash, hair loss, difficulty thinking or remembering, abdominal pain, frequent urination, fatigue, numbness, insomnia, painful urination, nervousness, chest pain, sensitivity to sun, diarrhea, wheezing, hives, poor appetite, Raynaud's phenomenon, seizures, vomiting and dry eyes for a total possible SS scale score of 0 to 12.