Nutritional status among pediatric cancer patients

A comparison between hematological malignancies and solid tumors

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Abstract

Purpose: This study aimed to compare the nutritional status of pediatric patients with hematological malignancies and solid tumors. Design and Methods: A total of 74 pediatric cancer patients were assessed for anthropometric status, biochemical profiles, and dietary intake. Results: The prevalence of undernutrition was higher among patients with solid tumors as reflected in their lower dietary intakes of energy and nutrients compared with patients with hematological malignancies. Practice Implication: Adequate dietary intake is important for pediatric cancer patients, but nurses need to pay more attention to the diets of patients with solid tumors as compared with those with hematological malignancies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-311
Number of pages11
JournalJournal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing
Volume17
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012

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Hematologic Neoplasms
Nutritional Status
Pediatrics
Neoplasms
Energy Intake
Malnutrition
Nurses
Diet
Food

Keywords

  • Children
  • Hematology
  • Leukemia
  • Neoplasm
  • Nutritional status

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics

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