Giordana Cross

Learn More
To determine the relative validity of the Malnutrition Screening Tool (MST) compared with a full nutrition assessment by the scored Patient Generated-Subjective Global Assessment (PG-SGA) and to assess MST inter-rater reliability in patients receiving chemotherapy. An observational, cross-sectional study was conducted at an Australian public hospital in 50(More)
A growing body of investigations demonstrate that elevated levels of carbohydrate-deficient transferrin (CDT) effectively distinguishes alcoholics recently consuming large amounts of alcohol from light social drinkers or teetotalers. Nevertheless, important questions still remain concerning the value of CDT as a more generalized marker of alcohol(More)
Two hundred male and female patients, selected at random from all patients admitted to an inpatient alcoholism treatment facility in 1973-1974, were surveyed 10 years following treatment. Response rate was 80%, and a validity check was done. Of the 158 unstable responses, 61% reported complete or stable remission of their alcoholism for at least 3 years(More)
This study aimed to identify 1) the prevalence of malnutrition according to the scored Patient Generated-Subjective Global Assessment (PG-SGA), 2) utilization of available nutrition resources, 3) patient nutrition information needs, and 4) external sources of nutrition information. An observational, cross-sectional study was undertaken at an Australian(More)
Sensitivities, specificities, and odds ratios for hazardous drinking for various cut scores on the CAGE are computed for a large sample active duty Army personnel. Contrasts on these properties are made between the standard CAGE and a "modified CAGE" consisting of standard CAGE items and two other items dealing with problematic drinking. The role of(More)
This article suggests two new techniques for identifying alcohol problems in a military setting. The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test is a well validated self-report procedure and requires approximately 2 minutes for administration. Measurement of carbohydrate-deficient transferrin provides a useful biochemical index of recent heavy alcohol(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effectiveness of an intensive 4-week nutrition course in increasing the knowledge of undergraduate pharmacy students. DESIGN A Nutrition and Therapeutics elective course was developed that covered the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating, as well as nutrition labeling, food composition, functional foods, diabetes, cardiovascular(More)
  • 1