Evaluation of the effectiveness of a nutrition assistant role in the multidisciplinary head and neck cancer clinic

This study will evaluate the effectiveness of introducing a nutrition assistant role into a multidisciplinary head and neck cancer clinic. Nutrition assistants will perform nutrition and swallowing screening and provide basic nutrition and swallowing intervention for patients receiving radiotherapy treatment for head and neck cancer. The study will evaluate clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction with the nutrition and speech pathology service in the clinic prior to and following the implementation of the nutrition assistant role.


Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre


Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Nutrition


Ms Sarah Gilliland

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Dr Jacqui Frowen

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Project group: 
Nutrition Research