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Title: Opiniones y experiencias de profesionales sanitarios en el manejo nutricional del paciente oncológico: estudio ONA
Filiation: Hospital Universitario de Fuenlabrada. Servicio de Medicina Interna. Endocrinología
Issue Date: 24-Jun-2022
Publisher: ARAN Ediciones
Citation: Cancer E, Orúe I, Estornell MA, Sánchez-Sánchez E, Guerra JA, Barragán B, Blanco M, de Paz HD; Grupo de Trabajo ONA. Opiniones y experiencias de profesionales sanitarios en el manejo nutricional del paciente oncológico: estudio ONA. Nutr Hosp 2022;39(3):615-28
Abstract: Objectives: an inadequate approach to prevent malnutrition in cancer patients may worsen their quality of life and reduce their response to treatment. This study aims to describe the nutritional management of cancer patients in clinical practice, as well as the opinions of the healthcare professionals (HCPs) involved. Methods: this was an observational, descriptive, cross-sectional study addressed to HCPs in the Spanish healthcare setting. The online questionnaire was designed based on a literature review, one focus group of patients (n = 6), and the experience of the multidisciplinary scientific committee (n = 5), and was distributed by the scientific societies endorsing the study. Results: a total of 461 HCPs answered the survey. Most of them considered that a nutrition expert (95.0 %) is essential for the nutritional management of patients. However, 22.8 % of HCPs did not have access to this expert, and only 49.0 % had received training. Nutritional screening or patient referral for screening was performed by 58.4 % of HCPs. Of the total of HCPs, 86.6 % stated that nutritional information is provided to patients and considered them moderately satisfied with the information received. In malnourished patients or in those at risk of malnutrition, a complete nutritional assessment was performed by HCPs (73.1 %). Most HCPs (87.4 %) reported prescribing or recommending nutritional support if needed, and assessing adherence (86.8 %). Conclusions: despite malnutrition being a common problem in cancer patients, almost half of professionals do not perform any nutritional screening. In addition, patient information and assessment of nutritional adherence appear to be suboptimal.
PMID: 35083915
Rights: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Atribución-NoComercial-CompartirIgual 3.0 España
ISSN: 1699-5198
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