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Table 1 Preoperative evaluation using the G-8 geriatric screening tool

From: Laparoscopic completion gastrectomy in elderly patients with remnant gastric cancer: a case series

Items (possible answers: score) LCG, n = 6 OCG, n = 15 p
Decrease in food intake in the past 3 months    0.159
 Severe: 0 0 0
 Moderate: 1 0 4 (27%)
 No decrease: 2 6 (100%) 11 (73%)
Weight loss in the past 3 months    0.347
 > 3 kg: 0 0 2 (13%)
 Does not know: 1 0 0
 Between 1 and 3 kg: 2 0 0
 No weight loss: 3 6 (100%) 13 (87%)
Mobility    0.105
 Bed or chair bound: 0 0 0
 Able to get out of bed and chair but does not go out: 1 1 (17%) 0
 Goes out: 2 5 (83%) 15 (100%)
Neuropsychological problems    0.516
 Severe dementia or depression: 0 0 0
 Mild dementia or depression: 1 0 1 (7%)
 No mental problems: 2 6 (100%) 14 (93%)
Body mass index    0.182
 < 19: 0 2 (33%) 1 (7%)
 19–21: 1 2 (33%) 5 (33%)
 21–23: 2 0 6 (40%)
 > 23: 3 2 (33%) 3 (20%)
More than three prescribed medications    0.576
 Yes: 0 2 (33%) 7 (47%)
 No: 1 4 (67%) 8 (53%)
Self-perception of health
 Not as good: 0   
 Does not know: 0.5   
 As good: 1   
 Better: 2   
Age    0.125
 > 85: 0 1 (17%) 0
 80–85: 1 2 (33%) 2 (13%)
 < 80: 2 3 (50%) 13 (87%)
Modified score (median, range) 12.5, 11.3–13.8 13.0, 12.0–13.5 0.841
  1. LCG laparoscopic completion gastrectomy, OCG open completion gastrectomy