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Nutrition status and health-related quality of life among outpatients with advanced head and neck cancer

Nutrition status and health-related quality of life among outpatients with advanced head and neck cancer

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This pilot study evaluated nutrition status and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) outcomes among outpatients with head and neck cancer (HNC). Data were collected from 19 patients (18 males, 1 female) during 3 time points: once before chemoradiotherapy (CRT) initiation and 1 and 3 months after CRT. Nutrition status was evaluated using the Scored Patient-Generated Subjective Global Assessment (PG-SGA). Malnutrition was defined as PG-SGA stage B (moderate/suspected malnutrition) or stage C (severely malnourished). HRQOL was assessed through the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire (EORTC QLQ-C30) and its HNC-specific module (QLQ-H&N35). We found that well-nourished patients reported having fewer issues with pain, fatigue, appetite loss, chewing, sticky saliva, coughing, and social eating than those categorized as malnourished (P

OrganisatieHanzehogeschool Groningen
LectoraatMalnutrition and Healthy Ageing
Gepubliceerd inNutrition in Clinical Practice American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN), Vol. 35, Uitgave: 6, Pagina's: 1129-1137
Datum2020-03
TypeArtikel
ISSN0884-5336
DOI10.1002/ncp.10476
TaalEngels

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