Rehman AM, Woodd S, Chisenga M, Siame J, Sampson G, PrayGod G, Koethe JR, Kelly P, Filteau S. Appetite testing in HIV-infected African adults recovering from malnutrition and given antiretroviral therapy. Public health nutrition. 2015 Mar;18(18). 742-51. PMID: 24785906 [PubMed]
The Nutritional Support for Africans Starting Antiretroviral Therapy (NUSTART) trial was designed to determine whether nutritional support for malnourished HIV-infected adults starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) can improve early survival. Appetite is related to health outcomes in this population, but the optimal appetite metric for field use is uncertain. We evaluated two measures of appetite with the goal of improving understanding and treatment of malnutrition in HIV-infected adults.