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Evidence-Based Practice

Assessing the Nutritional Status of Patients With Sarcoma by Using the Scored Patient-Generated Subjective Global Assessment

Carly Roop
Michael Piscitelli
Mary Pat Lynch
CJON 2010, 14(3), 375-377 DOI: 10.1188/10.CJON.375-377

An intervention with the Scored Patient-Generated Subjective Global Assessment was implemented at a community cancer center to identify patients with sarcoma at risk for malnutrition. This population usually is not considered to be at nutritional risk because of young age and the site of diagnosis; however, 60% of patients assessed were at risk for malnutrition or were severely malnourished. Nurses and dietitians should be aware of potential nutritional risk in this population and learn about possible interventions.

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