Date of Award
Master of Science
Objective: To evaluate if pediatric bone marrow transplant (BMT) patients receive the prescribed dose of nutrition support (NS).Design: Data was obtained from electronic and paper charts at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Amount of NS received was compared to the amount prescribed. Subjects: Data was collected on 32 patients, for a total of 63 incidences of hospital stays in which nutrition support was administered.Results: Mean percentage of nutrition prescription met and percentage of total estimated energy needs met were 69% and 72%, respectively. Allogenic BMT patients received significantly more of their nutrition prescription (92%) compared to autologous BMT patients (54%), (P<0.01). Malnourished patients were more likely to receive the full dose of nutrition support than patients who were considered nourished or obese.Conclusion: This study found that patients who are most in need of nutrition support were more likely to receive the full dose.
Dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Griffith, Lara Kelley, "Comparing Administration of Nutrition Support with Prescribed Dose" (2010). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 101.