Maree Ferguson, PhD | Authors

Patient-Generated Subjective Global Assessment

February 01, 2003

Traditionally, dietitians have relied on objectiveparameters (such as anthropometric, biochemical,and immunologic measures) to assess nutritionalstatus. The usefulness of these parameters has beenquestioned in view of the many non-nutritional factorsaffecting the results. Hence, subjective assessmentof nutritional status has been used to overcomethese difficulties.