Validity of the Short Nutritional Assessment Questionnaire for Japanese Patients with Cancer Undergoing Outpatient Chemotherapy

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Author(s)

    • Harada Kiyomi
    • School of Nursing, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
    • Yamamoto Yoko
    • School of Nursing, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
    • Wada Sayori
    • Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Kyoto Prefectural University
    • Kuwahata Masashi
    • Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Kyoto Prefectural University
    • Yokota Isao
    • Department of Biostatistics, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
    • Sekido Keiko
    • School of Nursing, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
    • Higashi Akane
    • Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Kyoto Prefectural University
    • Ochi Kiyo
    • Department of Nursing, University Hospital, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
    • Taguchi Tetsuya
    • Department of Endocrine and Breast Surgery, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine Graduate School of Medical Science
    • Nakamura Terukazu
    • Department of Urology, Imperial Gift Foundation, Saiseikai Suita Hospital|Department of Urology, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
    • Kanazawa Motohiro
    • Department of Urology, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
    • Yoshida Naohisa
    • Department of Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Science
    • Neriya Hiroko
    • Department of Clinical Nutrition, University Hospital, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
    • Okagaki Masami
    • Department of Clinical Nutrition, University Hospital, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
    • Nishida Naoko
    • Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Kyoto Gakuen University

Abstract

<p>Purpose: To investigate the utility of the Short Nutritional Assessment Questionnaire (SNAQ) in the nutritional evaluation of patients with cancer undergoing outpatient chemotherapy. Methods: We included 229 patients with cancer who were undergoing outpatient chemotherapy between October 2015 and April 2016. The SNAQ and the revised SNAQ (addition of age and body mass index) were implemented, and their relationships with Controlling Nutritional Status (CONUT), an indicator of bionutritional assessment, were examined. Results: The cutoff value of the SNAQ score corresponding to moderate-to-severe undernourishment in CONUT values was 0.5, with a sensitivity of 87.5% and a specificity of 65.9%, and the corresponding values for the revised SNAQ score were 2.5, 91.7%, and 62.9%, respectively. This cutoff value and the corresponding positive prediction value for the revised SNAQ were superior to those of SNAQ. Binary logistic regression analysis with the revised SNAQ and sex as independent variables and the CONUT value as the dependent variable revealed that the higher the SNAQ score, the more likely it was that CONUT moderate-to-severe undernourishment would be identified (odds ratio, 1.48;, 1.34-1.96). Conclusion: Nutritional evaluation with the revised SNAQ can predict moderate-to-severe undernourishment according to CONUT in patients with cancer undergoing outpatient chemotherapy. J. Med. Invest. 64: 117-121, February, 2017</p>

Journal

  • The Journal of Medical Investigation

    The Journal of Medical Investigation 64(1.2), 117-121, 2017

    Faculty of Medicine Tokushima University

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130005501957
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA11166929
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    journal article
  • ISSN
    1343-1420
  • Data Source
    IR  J-STAGE 
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