Journal article

Potential benefits of early nutritional intervention in adults with upper gastrointestinal cancer: a pilot randomised trial

Mary Anne Silvers, June Savva, Catherine E Huggins, Helen Truby, Terry Haines

SUPPORTIVE CARE IN CANCER | SPRINGER | Published : 2014

Abstract

PURPOSE: This study aimed to test whether a very early nutrition intervention delivered over the telephone was feasible and could improve outcomes amongst patients with upper gastrointestinal cancer. METHODS: Participants with a histologically proven new diagnosis of primary oesophageal or stomach cancer and who were to undergo surgery and/or chemotherapy were randomised to receive either standard nutrition care (SC) or early and intensive nutrition intervention (NI) over the telephone/face-to-face. Participants were followed for 6 months. The primary outcome was quality of life (QoL), assessed using the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Global Quality of Life questi..

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