Attitudes towards weight and weight assessment in oncology patients: survey of hospice staff and patients with advanced cancer.

@article{Watson2010AttitudesTW,
  title={Attitudes towards weight and weight assessment in oncology patients: survey of hospice staff and patients with advanced cancer.},
  author={Max P. Watson and Simon Coulter and Caroline McLoughlin and Sara Kelt and P. T. Wilkinson and Alan McPherson and Richard W. Wilson and Martin M. Eatock},
  journal={Palliative medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={24 6},
  pages={623-9}
}
The objective of this study was to compare attitudes of hospice staff towards weight loss and weight assessment in the hospice setting with those of patients with advanced malignancy in the hospital outpatient setting. Two paper-based questionnaires (one for staff and one for patients) were designed. The staff survey was circulated to all hospices in the UK and Ireland, and the patient questionnaire was given to patients attending three oncological care clinics in Belfast, Northern Ireland… CONTINUE READING

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