Cancer: impact of nutrition intervention outcome - nutrition issues for patients

Capra, Sandra, Ferguson, Maree and Ried, Kristen (2001) Cancer: impact of nutrition intervention outcome - nutrition issues for patients. Nutrition, 17 9: 769-772. doi:10.1016/S0899-9007(01)00632-3

Author Capra, Sandra
Ferguson, Maree
Ried, Kristen
Title Cancer: impact of nutrition intervention outcome - nutrition issues for patients
Journal name Nutrition   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0899-9007
Publication date 2001-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0899-9007(01)00632-3
Volume 17
Issue 9
Start page 769
End page 772
Total pages 3
Place of publication New York, United States
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Formatted abstract
OBJECTIVE: We examined nutritional issues, assessment, and intervention strategies for patients with cancer.
METHODS: Reviews of practice guidelines and published reports were used to identify nutritional issues and strategies that can benefit patients with cancer.
RESULTS: Assessment tools such as the Patient-Generated Subjective Global Assessment are useful in terms of identifying patients with nutrition issues and guiding intervention. However, quality of life and other measures should also be considered. There is a need for early and ongoing nutrition interventions.
CONCLUSIONS: Encourage patients to try a new food or supplement on days when they are not receiving chemotherapy or radiation therapy because it may result in better tolerance. Screen patients to determine their nutritional status. Closely monitor changes in weight, food intake, and symptoms such as nausea and vomiting. Refer to a registered dietitian for a complete nutrition assessment and individualized counseling.
Keyword Nutrition outcomes
Nutrition screening
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences Publications
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