Journal article

Malnutrition screening tools in gastrointestinal cancer: A systematic review of concurrent validity

Irene Deftereos, Aleksandra Djordjevic, Vanessa M Carter, Jacqueline McNamara, Justin MC Yeung, Nicole Kiss

SURGICAL ONCOLOGY-OXFORD | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Malnutrition is a significant problem in gastrointestinal (GI) cancer, and accurate screening and identification is essential to ensure appropriate nutrition intervention. This study aims to determine current evidence for concurrent validity of malnutrition screening tools in GI cancer. METHODS: A systematic review was undertaken according to PRISMA guidelines, using four databases. Studies investigating the concurrent validity of malnutrition screening tools against a reference standard of Patient Generated Subjective Global Assessment (PG-SGA) or Subjective Global Assessment (SGA) in adult patients with GI cancer were identified. Screening, quality assessment using the QUADAS-2 ..

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