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Factors Associated with Malnutrition in Hospitalized Cancer Patients

Course #: 010-615

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CE Credit Hours: 1.00 CPEUs (1.00 CPEUs for Florida licenses)

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Course Description

Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) - Provider #21328, Activity #135654 approved for 1.00 CPEU.

CEU Course Description

The incidence of cancer is increasing worldwide and with it the prevalence of malnutrition, which is responsible for the death of almost 20% of cancer patients.  This CEU course determined the prevalence and factors associated with malnutrition in hospitalized cancer patients so that they can be identified at hospital admission and possible complications from malnutrition avoided.


Article Author:  Fernanda Rafaella de Melo Silva, et al.

Exam writer: Tiev LaGuire, M.S.

Brooke H. Dekofsky, MPH, RD, CLE, CDE was involved in the creation of this course.


CEU Course Objectives

  1. Enumerate the factors independently associated with malnutrition in hospitalized cancer patients.
  2. Explain the relationship between percent weight loss in the 6 months previous to the diagnosis with complications due to malnutrition and survival rate.
  3. Examine the deleterious effects of smoking on malnutrition.
  4. Identify what has been found to be the most prevalent symptom of nutritional impact.
  5. Describe what the etiology of malnutrition in cancer patients may be influenced by.

CPE Level: II

Learning Codes: 2100, 4040, 4190, 5150

Performance Indicators (RDN): 8.1.1 , 8.1.5 , 8.3.1 , 8.3.6

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