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Pilot Test for a Newly Developed Nutrition Screening Method: Pediatric Subjective Global Assessment


N/A
2 Years
16 Years
Not Enrolling
Both
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Trial Information

Pilot Test for a Newly Developed Nutrition Screening Method: Pediatric Subjective Global Assessment


The PEDSGA is a newly developed nutrition tool that includes a training manual that be used
to teach health care professionals to identify at-risk patients by doing a nutrition
physical exam. The PEDSGA also includes questions that the patient/caregiver answers
regarding appetite, recent treatment, and activity level. This method of screening is new
and may be able to identify at-risk patients better than the standard method. This study
will use both methods and evaluate the two, in hope of determining which method works best
to identify at-risk patients.


Inclusion Criteria:



- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital patient between 2 and 16 years of age who is
actively receiving treatment for a hematologic or solid tumor malignancy

- Patient is not admitted to the transplant service

- Patient is able to read English or Spanish

Type of Study:

Observational

Study Design:

N/A

Outcome Measure:

To compare the ability of two nutrition screening tools to identify nutritionally at risk patients

Outcome Time Frame:

Within 90 days of study completion

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

Karen Smith, RD, MS, LDN

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Authority:

United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:

PEDSGA

NCT ID:

NCT00665691

Start Date:

September 2003

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Compare Two Nutrition Screening Tools
  • All Malignancies

Name

Location

St. Jude Children's Research HospitalMemphis, Tennessee  38105-2794