Malnutrition among gynaecological cancer patients.
Laky, Brenda, Janda, Monika, Bauer, Judy, Vavra, Christoph, Cleghorn, Geoffrey, & Obermair, Andreas (2006) Malnutrition among gynaecological cancer patients. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 61, pp. 642-646.
Objective: To assess the nutritional status of patients with gynaecological cancer.-----
Design: A prospective study assessing the nutritional status of gynaecological patients with suspected or proven gynaecological cancer.-----
Setting: Queensland Centre for Gynaecological Cancer, Brisbane, Australia; a tertiary referral centre for gynaecological cancer.-----
Subjects: One hundred forty-five patients with suspected or proven gynaecological cancer aged 20–91 years.-----
Intervention: Scored patient-generated subjective global assessment (PG-SGA) and serum albumin before treatment.-----
Results: One hundred and sixteen (80%) patients were categorized as PG-SGA class A, 29 (20%) patients were PG-SGA B and none of the patients were PG-SGA C. Ovarian cancer patients had significantly lower serum albumin levels (P=0.003) and higher PG-SGA scores (P<0.001) than patients with other types of cancer and benign conditions. Sixty-seven per cent of patients with ovarian cancer were classified as PG-SGA B. After adjusting for patient's age, body mass index and albumin level, ovarian cancer patients were 19 times more likely to be categorized as PG-SGA class B compared to patients with benign conditions (95% confidence interval: 3.03–129.8; P=0.002).-----
Conclusion: Malnutrition in gynaecological cancer patients is a significant problem, especially among those patients diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Nutritional Assessment, Nutritional Status, Scored Patient-Generated Subjective Global Assessment, Malnutrition, Gynaecological Cancer, Albumin|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > ONCOLOGY AND CARCINOGENESIS (111200) > Oncology and Carcinogenesis not elsewhere classified (111299)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NUTRITION AND DIETETICS (111100) > Nutrition and Dietetics not elsewhere classified (111199)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health|
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
|Deposited On:||15 Jun 2009 14:52|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:26|
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