International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Cancer Science | India | Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023

Nutritional Status of Cancer Patients Using PG - SGA Screening Tool: An Observational Study

Radha V. Sista | Sujatha Stephen K.

Abstract: Cancer is one such disease, which has a significant impact on the physical functioning, psychological well being and nutritional intake of a patients. The outcome of poor nourishment leads to increased risks of disease complications, reduced tolerance towards treatment, impaired quality of life and reduced life expectancy. Nutritional screening defines as the initial clinical evaluation that helps to identify patients who are susceptible to malnutrition. In view of above, the nutritional assessment of the oncology was done using PG - SGA for those who weresuffering from Head and Neck Cancer and Gastrointestinal Cancer who visited the hospital for radiation therapy and chemotherapy of Yashoda Hospitals, Malakpet Hyderabad were considered. The study was analysed as, maximum participants were suffering from Head and Neck Cancer either had social habits of tobacco chewing (47.4%) or smoking (10.5%). Due to the anticancer treatment, 84.2% participants had difficulty in swallowing as well as they had mouth sores which reduced to food intake as evidenced by symptoms the patients developed fatigue. Constipation (53.8%) was one of the major symptoms seen in GI cancers. The present study can be concluded that, nutritional status of patients influences the outcomes in oncology patients.

Keywords: Head and Neck cancer, Gastrointestinal cancer, Malnutrition, PG - SGA screening tool, Nutrition

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023,

Pages: 23 - 28

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