Factors influencing nutritional status after Curative Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer

Date 29 June 2016
Event ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2016
Session ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2016 - Abstracts book
Presenter T.-J. Wang
Citation Annals of Oncology (2016) 27 (2): 1-85. 10.1093/annonc/mdw199
Authors T.-. Wang1, H.-. Wang2, C.-. Huang3, S.-. Liang4
  • 1National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Science, Taipei, Taiwan, /
  • 2Department of Nursing, Cathay General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, /
  • 3Department of Surgery, Cathay General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, /
  • 4School of Nursing, National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Science, Taipei, Taiwan, /

Abstract

Gastrectomy is the primary curative treatment for patients with gastric cancer. Poor intake and weight loss are common among gastric patients after gastrectomy surgery and can compromise their recovery and increase morbidity. Knowing factors influencing postoperative nutritional status is crucial for developing interventions to enhance nutritional status in this population. The purpose of this study was to describe nutritional status and its related factors in gastric cancer patients after gastrectomy.