Pilot Test for a Newly Developed Nutrition Screening Method: Pediatric Subjective Global Assessment

NCT ID: NCT00665691


Title
Pilot Test for a Newly Developed Nutrition Screening Method: Pediatric Subjective Global Assessment
Purpose
Researchers are studying ways to predict if cancer patients are at risk for poor nutrition during their chemotherapy treatment. They hope to identify children with nutrition problems early in treatment. This may help prevent weight loss and other nutrition problems later in treatment.
Details
The PEDSGA is a newly developed nutrition tool that includes a training manual that be used to teach health care professionals to identify at-risk patients by doing a nutrition physical exam. The PEDSGA also includes questions that the patient/caregiver answers regarding appetite, recent treatment, and activity level. This method of screening is new and may be able to identify at-risk patients better than the standard method. This study will use both methods and evaluate the two, in hope of determining which method works best to identify at-risk patients.
Conditions
Compare Two Nutrition Screening Tools
Keywords
All Malignancies
Source
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Sponsors
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Status
Completed
Acronym
Last Updated
31 May 2011
URL
Official Link
Locations
United States