Methods: There were 129 gynecologic cancer patients in Ulsan in Korea between June and October 2013. These patients completed a PG-SGA (Patient-Generated Subjective Global Assessment), SNAQ (Simplified Nutritional Appetite Questionnaire), BDI (Beck Depression Inventory).
Results: 69 (53.5%) of 129 patients were reported malnutrition. Depression of malnutrition patients was higher in non-malnutrition patients (t=-3.893, p<.001). Nutritional status was correlated depression(r=.353, p<.01), appetite(r=-.530, p<.01), BMI(r=-.231, p<.01). In multiple logistic regression analysis, depression (OR=1.111, 95% CI: 1.047-1.179, p=.001), appetite (OR=0.714, 95% CI: 0.600-0.850, p<.001) were significant factors predicting malnutrition in patients with gynecologic cancer.
Conclusion: Nurses can improve nutritional status of gynecologic cancer patients through reformation of depression, appetite. This allows the subject’s quality of life may be improved.
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