Development and validation of a nutrition screening tool for hospitalized cancer patients.

  title={Development and validation of a nutrition screening tool for hospitalized cancer patients.},
  author={Ji-Yeon Kim and Gyung-Ah Wie and Yeong-Ah Cho and So-Young Kim and Soo-Min Kim and Kum-Hee Son and Sang-Jae Park and Byung-ho Nam and Hyojee Joung},
  journal={Clinical nutrition},
  volume={30 6},
BACKGROUND & AIMS Although various nutrition screening tools are used, they are not specific for the screening of malnourished cancer patients. The objective of this study was to develop a nutrition screening tool that could be used to identify cancer patients at risk for malnutrition. METHODS Of 3010 cancer patients admitted to the National Cancer Center of Korea between April 1 and June 2, 2008, the nutritional status of 1057 patients was assessed by the Scored Patient-Generated Subjective… CONTINUE READING
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