The purpose of this study was to pilot a screening process followed by nutritional assessment and intervention when warranted for patients with lung malignancies” Berry et al (2018).
BACKGROUND: Cancer anorexia-cachexia syndrome compromises physical function and nutritional and emotional well-being. Systematic screening followed by nutrition referral for appropriate interventions is rare.
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OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to pilot a screening process followed by nutritional assessment and intervention when warranted for patients with lung malignancies.
METHODS: Adult patients with lung malignancies were invited to complete the 12-item Anorexia/Cachexia Scale (A/CS-12) on the day of chemotherapy initiation in ambulatory infusion. Those who scored at a preset threshold were referred to nutrition services for a comprehensive assessment and intervention plan. Those who scored better than the threshold completed the A/CS-12 at each infusion visit for as many as 16 weeks.
FINDINGS: 90 participants enrolled, and 46 scored in a moderate-to-severe-risk category; of those, 42 were referred to nutrition services.
Berry, D.L., Blonquist, T., Nayak, M.M., Roper, K., Hilton, N., Lombard, H., Hester, A., Chiavacci, A., Meyers, S. and McManus, K. (2018) Cancer Anorexia and Cachexia: Screening in an Ambulatory Infusion Service and Nutrition Consultation. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing. 22(1), p.63-68.
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