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Methods : A cross‐sectional survey of Australian cancer clinicians was undertaken between November 2018 and January 2019. The 30‐item online survey was circulated through professional organisations and health services.
Results : The 111 participants represented dietetic (38%), nursing (34%), medical (14%) and allied health (14%) clinicians. Overall, 86% and 88% clinicians were aware of accepted definitions of malnutrition and sarcopenia, respectively, with 89% agreeing these were extremely or very important conditions in the overall management of people with cancer. However, perception of responsibility for identification of these conditions varied considerably. Further, 21% and 43% of clinicians had limited or no confidence in their ability to identify malnutrition and sarcopenia, respectively. Greatest barriers to identification and management of malnutrition were access to tools or skills required and lack of services to manage malnourished patients. Greatest barriers to identification and management of sarcopenia were lack of confidence and lack of services to manage patients with sarcopenia.
Conclusions : Awareness of cancer‐related malnutrition and sarcopenia are high among Australian cancer clinicians. The identification and management of these conditions is limited by variation in perceived responsibility, lack of confidence and insufficient services to manage patients with malnutrition or sarcopenia. Work at a national level is required to support cancer clinicians and health services implement optimal nutrition care for people with cancer‐related malnutrition and sarcopenia.
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2019|
|Event||COSA's 46th Annual Scientific Meeting: Urological cancer; Age and gender in cancer practice; Digital health in cancer - Adelaide, Australia|
Duration: 12 Nov 2019 → 14 Nov 2019
Conference number: 46th
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