Yes. The PG-SGA© and its subcomponent known as the PG-SGA Short Form© (PG-SGA SF, Boxes 1-4), as well as the Pt-Global app/web tool©, are copyrighted and registered instruments, and permission is needed from Faith Ottery, MD, PhD prior to any and all use outside of patient clinical care.
If you want to use the PG-SGA©, PG-SGA SF© or the Pt-Global app/web tool© in research, abstract or publication presentation, book chapters, dissertations, etc., the online Permission request form should be completed and returned to Dr. Ottery.
Permission is being granted as a one time use for the specified project or publication. In general, permission for such use will not be withheld except under unusual circumstances and any reason for such withholding will be explained by Dr. Ottery. The purpose of requiring this form is to maintain records for use of the PG-SGA©. Any questions can be addressed to Dr. Ottery.
Please note, that for publication of results, it is important to use PG-SGA as a key word so that a complete bibliography of relevant articles is available for researchers and clinicians.