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Table 1 PGSGA Global assessment categories

From: Nutritional status of cancer outpatients using scored patient generated subjective global assessment in two cancer treatment centers, Nairobi, Kenya

Category SGA-A SGA- B SGA-C
Well nourished Moderate/suspected malnutrition Severely malnourished
Weight Change No weight loss or recent non fluid weight gain ≤ 5% loss in 1 month (≤10% in 6 months) or progressive weight loss > 5% loss in 1 month (>10% in 6 months) or progressive weight loss
Nutrient Intake No deficit or Significant recent improvement Definite decrease in intake Severe deficit in intake
Nutrient Impact Symptoms(NIS) None or significant recent improvement allowing adequate intake Presence of NIS Presence of NIS
Functioning No deficit or Significant recent improvement Moderate functional deficit or Recent deterioration Severe functional deficit or Recent significant deterioration
Physical Exam No deficit or chronic deficit but with recent clinical improvement Evidence of mild to moderate loss of muscle mass Obvious signs of malnutrition (severe loss muscle fat, oedema)
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