The assessment of anorexia in patients with cancer: cut-off values for the FAACT–A/CS and the VAS for appetite

@article{BlauwhoffBuskermolen2015TheAO,
  title={The assessment of anorexia in patients with cancer: cut-off values for the FAACT–A/CS and the VAS for appetite},
  author={Susanne Blauwhoff-Buskermolen and Carolien Ruijgrok and Raymond W. J. G. Ostelo and H. C. W. De Vet and Henk M W Verheul and M. A. E. de van der Schueren and Jacqueline A.E. Langius},
  journal={Supportive Care in Cancer},
  year={2015},
  volume={24},
  pages={661-666}
}
Anorexia is a frequently observed symptom in patients with cancer and is associated with limited food intake and decreased quality of life. Diagnostic instruments such as the Anorexia/Cachexia Subscale (A/CS) of the Functional Assessment of Anorexia/Cachexia Therapy (FAACT) questionnaire and the visual analog scale (VAS) for appetite have been recommended in the assessment of anorexia, but validated cut-off values are lacking. This study aimed to obtain cut-off values of these instruments for… CONTINUE READING

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