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Development and Feasibility of an Inpatient Cancer-Related Sarcopenia Pathway at a Major Cancer Centre

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Nutrition & Speech Pathology Department, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
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Department of Health Services Research, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
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Physiotherapy Department, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia
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Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Deakin University, Geelong, VIC 3220, Australia
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Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy Department, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(7), 4038; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19074038
Received: 26 February 2022 / Revised: 26 March 2022 / Accepted: 27 March 2022 / Published: 29 March 2022
Cancer-related sarcopenia is a complex condition; however, no cancer-specific clinical model is available to guide clinical practice. This study aims to (1) develop an evidence-based care pathway for the management of cancer-related sarcopenia (“sarc-pathway”) and (2) pilot test the feasibility (reach, intervention fidelity, patient and clinician acceptability) of the sarc-pathway in an inpatient cancer ward. The sarc-pathway was developed using a care pathway format and informed by the current literature. Patients admitted to a 32-bed inpatient cancer ward were recruited to receive sarc-pathway care and the feasibility outcomes were assessed. Of the 317 participants admitted, 159 were recruited over 3.5-months (median age 61 years; 56.0% males). Participant consent was high (99.4% of those approached) and 30.2% were at risk of/had sarcopenia. The sarc-pathway screening, assessment and treatment components were delivered as intended; however, low completion of clinical assessment measures were observed for muscle mass (bioimpedance spectroscopy, 20.5%) and muscle function (5-times chair stand test, 50.0%). The sarc-pathway was demonstrated to be acceptable to patients and multidisciplinary clinicians. In an inpatient cancer ward, the sarc-pathway is a feasible and acceptable clinical model and method to deliver and adhere to the sarcopenia clinical parameters specified, albeit with further exploration of appropriate clinical assessment measures. View Full-Text
Keywords: sarcopenia; low muscle mass; cancer; nutrition; exercise; care pathway; multimodal; malnutrition sarcopenia; low muscle mass; cancer; nutrition; exercise; care pathway; multimodal; malnutrition
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Loeliger, J.; Edbrooke, L.; Daly, R.M.; Stewart, J.; Bucci, L.; Puskas, C.; Fitzgerald, M.; Baguley, B.J.; Kiss, N. Development and Feasibility of an Inpatient Cancer-Related Sarcopenia Pathway at a Major Cancer Centre. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19, 4038. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19074038

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Loeliger J, Edbrooke L, Daly RM, Stewart J, Bucci L, Puskas C, Fitzgerald M, Baguley BJ, Kiss N. Development and Feasibility of an Inpatient Cancer-Related Sarcopenia Pathway at a Major Cancer Centre. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2022; 19(7):4038. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19074038

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Loeliger, Jenelle, Lara Edbrooke, Robin M. Daly, Jane Stewart, Lucy Bucci, Carmen Puskas, Marnie Fitzgerald, Brenton J. Baguley, and Nicole Kiss. 2022. "Development and Feasibility of an Inpatient Cancer-Related Sarcopenia Pathway at a Major Cancer Centre" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 19, no. 7: 4038. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19074038

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