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Does dietary counseling improve quality of life in cancer patients? A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Abstract

Results have been mixed as to whether dietary counseling improves clinical outcomes in cancer patients. This systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials assessed the effect of dietary counseling on quality of life (QOL). It included only randomized trials that focused on dietary counseling and that relied upon a standardized QOL measurement. Five trials that met these and all other a priori eligibility criteria were identified; they are the focus of this meta-analysis. When these five studies were examined in aggregate, the standardized mean difference in QOL scores among patients who received dietary counseling was 0.56 (95% confidence interval,-0.01-1.14; P = 0.06). Dietary counseling does not appear to improve QOL significantly in patients with cancer. However,an observed trend toward benefit underscores the need for further study.

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Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplantation, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, USA.

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MeSH

Counseling
Diet
Humans
Neoplasms
Quality of Life
Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
Sickness Impact Profile
Weight Loss

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Meta-Analysis
Review
Systematic Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18551861

Citation

Halfdanarson, Thorvardur R., et al. "Does Dietary Counseling Improve Quality of Life in Cancer Patients? a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis." The Journal of Supportive Oncology, vol. 6, no. 5, 2008, pp. 234-7.
Halfdanarson TR, Thordardottir E, West CP, et al. Does dietary counseling improve quality of life in cancer patients? A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Support Oncol. 2008;6(5):234-7.
Halfdanarson, T. R., Thordardottir, E., West, C. P., & Jatoi, A. (2008). Does dietary counseling improve quality of life in cancer patients? A systematic review and meta-analysis. The Journal of Supportive Oncology, 6(5), pp. 234-7.
Halfdanarson TR, et al. Does Dietary Counseling Improve Quality of Life in Cancer Patients? a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. J Support Oncol. 2008;6(5):234-7. PubMed PMID: 18551861.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Does dietary counseling improve quality of life in cancer patients? A systematic review and meta-analysis. AU - Halfdanarson,Thorvardur R, AU - Thordardottir,Eyglo, AU - West,Colin P, AU - Jatoi,Aminah, PY - 2008/6/17/pubmed PY - 2008/9/16/medline PY - 2008/6/17/entrez SP - 234 EP - 7 JF - The journal of supportive oncology JO - J Support Oncol VL - 6 IS - 5 N2 - Results have been mixed as to whether dietary counseling improves clinical outcomes in cancer patients. This systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials assessed the effect of dietary counseling on quality of life (QOL). It included only randomized trials that focused on dietary counseling and that relied upon a standardized QOL measurement. Five trials that met these and all other a priori eligibility criteria were identified; they are the focus of this meta-analysis. When these five studies were examined in aggregate, the standardized mean difference in QOL scores among patients who received dietary counseling was 0.56 (95% confidence interval,-0.01-1.14; P = 0.06). Dietary counseling does not appear to improve QOL significantly in patients with cancer. However,an observed trend toward benefit underscores the need for further study. SN - 1544-6794 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18551861/abstract/Does_dietary_counseling_improve_quality_of_life_in_cancer_patients_A_systematic_review_and_meta_analysis_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -