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Efficiency of dietary counseling for patients with cancer

A systematic search on the efficiency of dietary counseling to prevent and treat malnutrition among patients with cancer.

A systematic search on the efficiency of dietary counseling to prevent and treat malnutrition among patients with cancer.


Key message

Norwegian Cancer Society asked The Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services (NOKC) to do a systematic search on the efficiency of dietary counseling to prevent and treat malnutrition among patients with cancer.

Many patients with cancer lose weight and have poor nutritional status as a result of the treatment, or as a result of the cancer itself (cachexia). Malnutrition reduces quality of life and may cause loss of treatment efficacy.

  • Systematic searches was performed in The Cochrane Database of systematic reviews, Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE), Health Technology Assessment Database (HTA), Ovid EMBASE, Ovid Pre-MEDLINE and MEDLINE 
  • A total of 331 references were identified 
  • 22 references were found to be relevant

 

    About this publication

  • Year: 2011
  • Authors Elvsaas I-K Ø, Jeppesen E, Lund-Iversen K, Ormstad SS, Thorsrud H, Vang V, Fure B.
  • ISBN (digital): 978-82-8121-425-5