A questionnaire study of the approach to the anorexia–cachexia syndrome in patients with cancer by staff in a district general hospital

@article{Churm2008AQS,
  title={A questionnaire study of the approach to the anorexia–cachexia syndrome in patients with cancer by staff in a district general hospital},
  author={Deepta Churm and I Minett Andrew and Keith Holden and Anthony John Hildreth and Colette Hawkins},
  journal={Supportive Care in Cancer},
  year={2008},
  volume={17},
  pages={503-507}
}
This questionnaire study was designed to investigate understanding, assessment and management of cancer-related anorexia–cachexia syndrome (ACS) amongst hospital staff. Qualified nurses and doctors on general medical and surgical wards within a district general hospital were asked to complete a questionnaire enquiring about understanding of the term cachexia, routine assessment of commonly associated symptoms and approaches to management of three commonly associated symptoms (poor appetite… CONTINUE READING
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