Classify the patient’s nutritional status based on his weight loss.
S. Allen is an 86-year-old gentleman undergoing 40 days of radiation treatment (XRT) for squamous cell carcinoma T4NOMO of the base of tongue (BOT). He is receiving concurrent chemotherapy. He presented with a sore throat as well as swallowing difficulties and discomfort. These symptoms had become progressively worse over the past year.
Based on Mr. S. Allen’s case study, answer the following questions. (Please include references)
1. Beginning with dysgeusia, list the nutrition alterations that contributed to Mr. Allen’s decreased food intake.
2. For each problem, list possible interventions that you would recommend to minimize the negative effects on his food intake.
3. What is the most meaningful way to evaluate his weight loss? Do the necessary calculations. Consider his usual body weight (UBW), his weight at the beginning and at the end of his 8 weeks of treatment. How will you classify his nutritional status based on his weight loss?
-Listed the nutrition alterations that contributed to Mr. Allen’s decreased food intake, beginning with dysgeusia.
-Listed possible interventions that could be recommend to minimize the negative effects on the patient’s food intake, for each problem.
-Described the most meaningful method of measuring the patient’s weight loss.
-Demonstrated the necessary calculations, taking into consideration the patient’s UBW, his weight at the beginning and at the end of the 8th week of treatment.
-Classified the patient’s nutritional status based on his weight loss.
-Followed APA style, consistently and accurately. -Submitted on time, using correct grammar and spelling.
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