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Green approach to improved nutrition support for cancer patients (GAIN)

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About the project

In this project, we aim to reduce the burden of malnutrition in cancer patients by implementing and evaluating an improved nutritional support, using digital monitoring and communication tools during the clinical pathway.

The project targets a group of patients with a high frequency of malnutrition, due to cancer and the subsequent therapy, where knowledge on the efficient and cost-effective treatment is scarce. The effect of the improved nutrition support will be evaluated in a randomised controlled trial (RCT), and the primary endpoint is the prevalence of malnutrition. The long-term goal is to benefit the patients by increasing the completion rate of cancer treatment, reducing the infection rate, need for antibiotics, the total length of hospital stays and number of non-elective re-admissions, increase the quality of life and survival.

A cost-effectiveness analysis will be performed with quality adjusted life-years as an outcome. The project will use a combination of clinical methods and register data and result in a sustainable approach for the management of malnutrition.

 

Published Jan. 11, 2022 1:25 PM - Last modified Jan. 11, 2022 1:25 PM