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    G8 Geriatric Screening Tool

    Identifies elderly cancer patients who could benefit from comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA).
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    Severe decrease in food intake
    0
    Moderate decrease in food intake
    +1
    No decrease in food intake
    +2
    >3 kg (>6.6 lb)
    0
    Does not know
    +1
    1-3 kg (2.2 - 6.6 lb)
    +2
    No weight loss
    +3
    Bed or chair bound
    0
    Able to get out of bed/ chair but does not go out
    +1
    Goes out
    +2
    Severe dementia or depression
    0
    Mild dementia
    +1
    No psychological conditions
    +2
    <19 kg/m²
    0
    19 to <21 kg/m²
    +1
    21 to <23 kg/m²
    +2
    ≥23 kg/m²
    +3
    Yes
    0
    No
    +1
    Not as good
    0
    Does not know
    +0.5
    As good
    +1
    Better
    +2
    >85
    0
    80-85
    +1
    <80
    +2

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    Dr. Carine A. Bellera

    About the Creator

    Carine A. Bellera, PhD, is a senior biostatistician at the Institute Bergonié in Bordeaux, France. She is a part of EUropean CLInical Trials Platform & Development (EUCLID) and SIRIC-BRIO, Bordeaux’s integrated cancer research site. Dr. Bellera’s primary research is focused on geriatric oncology.

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