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Table 1 Intervention content and delivery process

From: The effects of a family-centered psychosocial-based nutrition intervention in patients with advanced cancer: the PiCNIC2 pilot randomised controlled trial

Date Content Duration
Week 1, Day 1 (HK); Session 1 (AUS).
(Face-to face counselling)
1. Assess patient’s nutrition status, nutrition impact symptoms and diet history including any dietary beliefs 1–1.5 h
2. Negotiate nutritional goals with patient and caregivers
3. Answer any nutrition-related questions from patient and family/carer
4. Provide patient and family-centred nutrition counselling supplemented with relevant nutrition education materials
5. Liaise with multidisciplinary team for management of nutrition impact symptoms as required
6. Make an appointment for telephone/telehealth-based reinforcement counselling
Week 3, Day 1 (HK); Session 2 (AUS).
(Reinforcement counselling via telephone or telehealth)
1. Assess patient’s nutrition status, nutrition impact symptoms and diet history 30–60 min
2.Identify barriers/facilitators to goal achievement and adjust goal if necessary
3. Provide patient and family-centred nutrition counselling
4. Make an appointment for telephone/telehealth follow-up
Week 5, Day 1 (HK); Session 3 (AUS).
(Follow-up via telephone or telehealth)
1. Assess patient’s nutrition status, nutrition impact symptoms and diet history 30–60 min
2. Discuss nutritional goal achievement
3.Identify barriers/facilitator to inform future goal setting and adjust goal if necessary
4. Provide further patient and family-centred nutrition counselling as required
5. Discuss if patient would like ongoing care and refer into usual care as required
  1. HK Hong Kong sites, AUS Australian site