Nutritional screening and assessment in cancer-associated malnutrition.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/75812
Title:
Nutritional screening and assessment in cancer-associated malnutrition.
Authors:
Davies, Michelle
Abstract:
Up to 85% of all patients with cancer develop clinical malnutrition, which negatively affects patients' response to therapy, increases the incidence of treatment-related side effects and can decrease survival. Early identification of patients who are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition can promote recovery and improve prognosis. In addition, early nutritional intervention is cost effective, as it reduces complication rates and length of hospital stay. The development and use of screening and assessment tools is essential for effective nutritional intervention and management of patients with cancer. Nutritional screening aims to identify patients who are malnourished or at significant risk of malnutrition. Patients identified through screening require referral to a dietician or specialist in nutrition for an in-depth nutritional assessment, involving examination of medical, dietary, psychological and social history, physical examination, anthropometry and biochemical testing. Interventions initiated after nutritional assessment should be tailored to the individual and take into consideration the patient's prognosis. Nutritional care is a fundamental aspect of nursing practice and nurses are ideally placed to play an essential role in the early detection and screening of malnutrition in patients with cancer.
Affiliation:
Haematology Department, Christie Hospital, Manchester, UK. Michelle.Davies@christie-tr.nwest.nhs.uk
Citation:
Nutritional screening and assessment in cancer-associated malnutrition. 2005, 9 Suppl 2:S64-73 Eur J Oncol Nurs
Journal:
European journal of oncology nursing
Issue Date:
2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/75812
DOI:
10.1016/j.ejon.2005.09.005
PubMed ID:
16437759
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1462-3889
Appears in Collections:
All Christie Publications

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDavies, Michelle-
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-29T12:05:59Z-
dc.date.available2009-07-29T12:05:59Z-
dc.date.issued2005-
dc.identifier.citationNutritional screening and assessment in cancer-associated malnutrition. 2005, 9 Suppl 2:S64-73 Eur J Oncol Nursen
dc.identifier.issn1462-3889-
dc.identifier.pmid16437759-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ejon.2005.09.005-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10541/75812-
dc.description.abstractUp to 85% of all patients with cancer develop clinical malnutrition, which negatively affects patients' response to therapy, increases the incidence of treatment-related side effects and can decrease survival. Early identification of patients who are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition can promote recovery and improve prognosis. In addition, early nutritional intervention is cost effective, as it reduces complication rates and length of hospital stay. The development and use of screening and assessment tools is essential for effective nutritional intervention and management of patients with cancer. Nutritional screening aims to identify patients who are malnourished or at significant risk of malnutrition. Patients identified through screening require referral to a dietician or specialist in nutrition for an in-depth nutritional assessment, involving examination of medical, dietary, psychological and social history, physical examination, anthropometry and biochemical testing. Interventions initiated after nutritional assessment should be tailored to the individual and take into consideration the patient's prognosis. Nutritional care is a fundamental aspect of nursing practice and nurses are ideally placed to play an essential role in the early detection and screening of malnutrition in patients with cancer.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectCanceren
dc.subject.meshAnthropometry-
dc.subject.meshBody Mass Index-
dc.subject.meshDietetics-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMalnutrition-
dc.subject.meshMass Screening-
dc.subject.meshMedical History Taking-
dc.subject.meshNeoplasms-
dc.subject.meshNurse's Role-
dc.subject.meshNursing Assessment-
dc.subject.meshNutrition Assessment-
dc.subject.meshNutritional Support-
dc.subject.meshPatient Care Planning-
dc.subject.meshPhysical Examination-
dc.subject.meshPrognosis-
dc.subject.meshReferral and Consultation-
dc.subject.meshRisk Factors-
dc.subject.meshTime Factors-
dc.subject.meshWeight Loss-
dc.titleNutritional screening and assessment in cancer-associated malnutrition.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentHaematology Department, Christie Hospital, Manchester, UK. Michelle.Davies@christie-tr.nwest.nhs.uken
dc.identifier.journalEuropean journal of oncology nursingen

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