Pilot Test for a Newly Developed Nutrition Screening Method: Pediatric Subjective Global Assessment
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.
|Official Title:||Pilot Test for a Newly Developed Nutrition Screening Method: Pediatric Subjective Global Assessment|
- To compare the ability of two nutrition screening tools to identify nutritionally at risk patients [ Time Frame: Within 90 days of study completion ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||September 2003|
|Primary Completion Date:||July 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Other: Nutritional Screening Tools
To compare the nutrition risk identification abilities of two nutrition screening tools: PEDSGA tool and the standard assessment tool.
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.
|United States, Tennessee|
|St. Jude Children's Research Hospital|
|Memphis, Tennessee, United States, 38105|
|Principal Investigator:||Karen Smith, RD, MS, LDN||St. Jude Children's Research Hospital|