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

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00665691
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 24, 2008
Last Update Posted : April 26, 2017
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Brief Summary:
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.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Compare Two Nutrition Screening Tools Other: Nutritional Screening Tools

Detailed Description:
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.

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 132 participants
Observational Model: Other
Time Perspective: Other
Official Title: Pilot Test for a Newly Developed Nutrition Screening Method: Pediatric Subjective Global Assessment
Study Start Date : September 2003
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2010

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
1 Other: Nutritional Screening Tools
To compare the nutrition risk identification abilities of two nutrition screening tools: PEDSGA tool and the standard assessment tool.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To compare the ability of two nutrition screening tools to identify nutritionally at risk patients [ Time Frame: Within 90 days of study completion ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   2 Years to 16 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Participant is between 2 and 16 years of age and receiving treatment for a hematologic or solid malignancy at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital patient between 2 and 16 years of age who is actively receiving treatment for a hematologic or solid tumor malignancy
  • Patient is not admitted to the transplant service
  • Patient is able to read English or Spanish

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00665691


Locations
United States, Tennessee
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Memphis, Tennessee, United States, 38105
Sponsors and Collaborators
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Karen Smith, RD, MS, LDN St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00665691     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PEDSGA
First Posted: April 24, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 26, 2017
Last Verified: June 2011

Keywords provided by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital:
All Malignancies