The Scored Patient-Generated Subjective Global Assessment (PG-SGA) sets the standard of nutritional assessment. The PG-SGA is the preeminent interdisciplinary patient assessment (weight, intake, symptoms, functional status, disease state, metabolic stress, and nutritional physical examination) in oncology and other chronic catabolic conditions.
The Pt-Global app facilitates all health care professionals (e.g., dietitians, nurses, doctors and others) in performing an easy and systematic screening for nutritional risk, for nutritional assessment, interventional triageing for, and for nutritional monitoring during and after intervention.
The Pt-Global app facilitates consistent scoring and use of validated multilingual translations of the PG-SGA that will facilitate a significantly broader utilization for the paper-based version of the PG-SGA currently used in research and clinical practice settings.
The Pt-Global app currently targets professional use, with the intent that the patient can complete the patient part independently in the clinical or research setting.
In the future, as we further develop the app and increase the available languages, we aim to make the patient part of the app downloadable for the patient offering the opportunity to be completed independently by the patient.
During the past two decades, the PG-SGA and its Short Form (PG-SGA SF or abridged version) has been the basis for more than 150 publications and scientific presentations; multiple masters and doctoral theses and dissertations; book chapters; and educational programs and has been formally translated, as well as reviewed for accuracy by professionals, and used broadly worldwide.
The Pt-Global app has been designed for use on a tablet or a large screen smartphone.
The development of the Pt-Global app was commissioned by dr. Faith Ottery, MD, PhD, FACN and the Research and Innovation Group in Health Care and Nursing of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen, the Netherlands.