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Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital test tool for screening cancer patients for malnutrition
Date:2/15/2013

TORONTO, Feb. 15, 2013Considering the many things a cancer patient has to think about, it's easy to understand why maintaining proper nutrition may not be top of mind.

This can be true, too, at busy outpatient settings where it's often difficult to find the time and resources to test cancer patients for malnutrition.

However, researchers at St. Michael's Hospital have found a shorter version of a commonly used nutrition-assessment tool does the job effectively and can potentially improve outcomes for cancer patients.

"The full-length test for malnutrition is too cumbersome for a busy clinic," said Pauline Darling, the senior author of the study, and a dietitian and researcher at the hospital. "We need a tool that is quick, easy to apply and accurate. Otherwise, testing for patients' nutrition falls through the cracks."

The scored Patient-Generated Subjective Global Assessment tool (PG-SGA) is the recommended test used to identify malnutrition in cancer patients. Patients answer questions about their weight, dietary intake, symptoms that may affect intake and their activity level and then a trained personnel performs a physical assessment. The PG-SGA is often not used in an outpatient setting because of the time and resources it takes to complete.

Darling and colleagues looked at whether an abridged version of this tool which forgoes the physical examination and has fewer questions could be just as effective but easier to complete.

The short version, called the abPG-SGA, is used by some institutions but until now there has been no data on how well it captures malnourished patients.

The study, which appeared online in Nutrition and Cancer today, looked at 90 patients receiving chemotherapy from the outpatient oncology clinic at St. Michael's Hospital between January and June 2008. The results found the abPG-SGA was the best tool in terms of identifying patients who needed further nutrit
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Contact: Kate Taylor
TaylorKa@smh.ca
647-393-7527
St. Michael's Hospital
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