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Table 3 The G8 screening test

From: Role of geriatric intervention in the treatment of older patients with cancer: rationale and design of a phase III multicenter trial

  Items Possible answers (score)
A Has food intake declined over the past 3 months due to loss of appetite, digestive problems, chewing or swallowing difficulties? 0 : severe decrease in food intake
1 : moderate decrease in food intake
2 : no decrease in food intake
B Weight loss during the last 3 months 0 : weight loss > 3 kg
1 : does not know
2 : weight loss between 1 and 3 kgs
3 : no weight loss
C Mobility 0 : bed or chair bound
1 : able to get out of bed/chair but does not go out
2 : goes out
E Neuropsychological problems 0 : severe dementia or depression
1 : mild dementia or depression
2 : no psychological problems
F Body Mass Index (BMI (weight in kg)/(height in m2) 0 : BMI < 19
1 : BMI = 19 to BMI < 21
2 : BMI = 21 to BMI < 23
3 : BMI = 23 and > 23
H Takes more than 3 medications per day 0 : yes
1 : no
P In comparison with other people of the same age, how does the patient consider his/her health status? 0 : not as good
0.5 : does not know
1 : as good
2 : better
  Age 0 : >85
1 : 80–85
2 : <80
  Total Score 0–17
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