Introduction: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a disease with high morbidity and mortality that adversely affects the activities of daily living. Disease progression in ALS is characterized by loss of function in bulbar, motor, and respiratory parameters. The revised amyotrophic lateral sclerosis functional rating scale (ALSFRS-R), which consists of 12 criteria, is used to determine disease effects on each of these functions. While each criterion is equally important when calculating the total ALSFRS-R score, the importance levels of the 12 criteria may vary in clinical practice. In this classical approach, the relationships among the parameters are not considered and the effects of bulbar, spinal, and respiratory dysfunctions on a patients activities of daily living may be different.