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Table 1 Content and operationalization of the SAKK cancer-specific geriatricassessment (C-SGA)

From: The SAKK cancer-specific geriatric assessment (C-SGA): a pilot study of a brieftool for clinical decision-making in older cancer patients

Assessment domain Assessment tool Number of questions How administered Estimated time required (min) Range: cut-off
Individual domains
Comorbidity Age-adjusted Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI)[27], [28] 18 Medical Record Abstraction (MRA) 5-10 0-43: ≥4
Function Vulnerable Elders Survey (VES-13) [29] 12 Self-report or Interviewer Administered <5 0-10: ≥3
Psychosocial Geriatric Depression Scale 5-item short form (GDS-5) [30] 5 Self-report or Interviewer <5 0-5: ≥2
Modified MOS- Social Support Survey (mMOS-SS) [33] 8 Administered <5 0-8: ≤2.5
Nutrition Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) [31] 3 Interviewer administered and MRA <4 0-14: ≤11
Cognition Mini-Cog [32] 3 Interviewer administered 5 1-3 w/clock draw: 0 or 1–2 w/abnormal clock
SAKK C-SGA      
5 Domains Six Measures: CCI, VES-13, GDS-5, mMOS-SS, MNA, Mini-Cog 22– Patient 20– MRA Self-report, Interviewer Administered, MRA <30 0-5: ≥3