Assessment of subjective appetite sensations in hemodialysis patients. Agreement and feasibility between traditional paper and pen and a novel electronic appetite rating system

Zabel, R., Ash, S., Bauer, J. and King, N. (2009) Assessment of subjective appetite sensations in hemodialysis patients. Agreement and feasibility between traditional paper and pen and a novel electronic appetite rating system. Appetite, 52 2: 525-527. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2008.10.010


Author Zabel, R.
Ash, S.
Bauer, J.
King, N.
Title Assessment of subjective appetite sensations in hemodialysis patients. Agreement and feasibility between traditional paper and pen and a novel electronic appetite rating system
Journal name Appetite   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0195-6663
1095-8304
Publication date 2009-04
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.appet.2008.10.010
Volume 52
Issue 2
Start page 525
End page 527
Total pages 3
Place of publication London, U.K.
Publisher Academic Press
Language eng
Subject 11 Medical and Health Sciences
1103 Clinical Sciences
Abstract The aim of this study was to assess the agreement between a novel Electronic Appetite Rating System (EARS) and traditional paper and pen visual analog scales (VASs) in a clinical population. 28 hemodialysis patients (mean age 61 ± 17 years, 50% male, median dialysis vintage 19.5(4–101) months) were asked to rate their subjective sensations of hunger, fullness and desire to eat on VAS using both methods. The mean (S.D.) bias ranged from 2.6(16.6) mm to 6.2(15.7) mm which indicated that the two methods did not agree. Patients preferred the paper and pen method compared with the EARS. Either method would be suitable to use in a clinical population; however, it would be inappropriate to use the methods interchangeably.
Keyword Visual analog scale
EARS
Hemodialysis
Appetite
Nutritional status
Dialysis patients
Reproducibility
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code

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