Nutritional status and quality of life (QoL) studies among leukemic children at Pediatric Institute, Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A. H. Syahrul Bariah, Roslee Rajikan, Zahara Abdul Manaf, N. Norazmir

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This study attempts to determine interrelationship between nutritional status and quality of life among leukemic children. Cross sectional study involved 34 children aged 5-15 years old. Anthropometric measurements and biochemical data were obtained. A Multiple Pass 24-h Diet Recall for nutritional assessment was attained. Quality of Life (QoL) is measured using Cancer Module PedsQL. The findings revealed that leukemic children have normal development like healthy children of the same age. Majority of them had normal percentiles of height-for-age and weight-for-age with 91.2 and 97.1%, respectively and only 5.9% were stunted. Indicators of protein-energy malnutrition showed that triceps skinfold 64.7%, MUAC 73.5% and arm muscle area 73.5% were in normal percentiles. Where else, for biochemical assessment, most of them have normal albumin and total protein level, 91.8 and 79.4%, respectively but 55.9% have low hemoglobin level. There were significant difference between QoL with socioeconomic status and time of diagnose. QoL was positively correlated with weight and body mass index but negatively correlated with total protein and albumin. In conclusion, it is learned that weight, BMI, total protein and albumin were not a predictor of QoL among leukemic children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62-70
Number of pages9
JournalAsian Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Nutritive Value
Nutritional Status
quality of life
nutritional status
nutritive value
Quality of Life
albumins
Albumins
Weights and Measures
Protein-Energy Malnutrition
Nutrition Assessment
Proteins
protein energy malnutrition
nutrition assessment
diet recall
proteins
socioeconomic status
anthropometric measurements

Keywords

  • Anthropometry
  • Clinical nutrition
  • Leukemia
  • Protein-energy malnutrition
  • Quality of life

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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