Subjective Global Assessment in the Literature

Subjective Global Assessment has been validated in a variety of settings and patient groups, including patients with HIV, cancer, cardiac disease, chronic renal insufficiency, in the elderly and in children.

To learn more about Subjective Global Assessment, use the following links:

Journal Article Link
PM Sheean, SJ Peterson, DP Gurka and CA Braunschweig, Nutrition assessment: the reproducibility of subjective global assessment in patients requiring mechanical ventilation Eur J Clin Nutr 2010; 64(11):1358-64Abstract http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20700137
M Shirodkar, K M Mohandas. Subjective global assessment: a simple and reliable screening tool for malnutrition among Indians.Full article http://www.indianjgastro.com/issues_nov05.php
M Pirlich, T Schutz, K Norman, et al, German Hospital Malnutrition Study Clin Nutr 2006;25:563-572Available for purchase or through your institution subscription http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16698132
R Mutsert,  DC de Grootendorst, EW Boeschoten, et al, Subjective global assessment of nutritional status is strongly associated with time dependent mortality in chronic dialysis patients  Am J Clin Nutr 2009;89:787-93Abstract http://www.ajcn.org/content/89/3/787.full.pdf+html

Other papers explaining the Subjective Global Assessment technique:

  • Jeejeebhoy KN, Detsky AS, Baker JP, Assessment of nutritional status, JPEN 14, 5S:193S-196S, 1990
  • Baker JP, Detsky AS, Wesson DE, Wolman SL, Stewart S, Whitewall J, Langer B, Jeejeebhoy KN, Nutritional assessment: a comparison of clinical judgement and objective measurements, NE J Med 306, 16:969-972, 1982
  • Detsky AS, McLaughlin JR, Baker JP,Johnston N, Whittaker S, Mendelson RA, Jeejeebhoy KN, What is subjective global assessment, JPEN 11, 1:8-13, 1987