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nutritional assessment

The process of identifying characteristics known to be associated with malnutrition.

nutritional assessment

Oncology The profiling of a Pt's current nutritional status and risk of malnutrition and cancer cachexia. See Cachexia, Malnutrition.

nu·tri·tion·al as·sess·ment

(nū-trish'ŏ-năl ă-ses'mĕnt)
Measurement of the body through anthropometrics, biochemical testing, clinical examination, and dietary intake.

nutritional assessment

the assessment of an individual's nutritional status, used to identify those who are malnourished and those who are at risk of becoming malnourished. Factors included in the assessment are dietary intake, nutritional requirements, clinical condition, physical appearance, anthropometric and biochemical measurements. See also anthropometry, dietary reference values, malnutrition.


pertaining to or emanating from nutrition.

nutritional anemia
see nutritional anemia.
nutritional assessment
chemical analysis of ration ingredients or, more commonly, consultation of a table of approximate composition of feedstuffs.
nutritional deficiency disease
disease caused by a deficiency of a particular nutrient in the feed. Includes the micro- and macronutrients of minerals, vitamins, carbohydrates, fats and proteins. The specific diseases are described under their individual titles.
nutritional gill disease
caused by a nutritional deficiency of pantothenic acid. The gills of affected fish hypertrophy, show clubbing and fuse together causing interference with gaseous exchange.
nutritional gout
an excess of protein in the diet may cause visceral and even articular gout.
nutritional hyperparathyroidism
see nutritional secondary osteodystrophia fibrosa.
nutritional infertility
infertility due to a nutritional deficiency, principally caloric.
nutritional muscular dystrophy
see enzootic muscular dystrophy.
nutritional myodegeneration
see enzootic muscular dystrophy.
nutritional myopathy
see enzootic muscular dystrophy.
nutritional panniculitis
disease of cats, mink, foals and pigs associated with the feeding of fish offal, fish meal or rations containing high levels of unsaturated fatty acids. Palpable thickening and solidity of subcutaneous fat; may be associated with myopathy, gastric ulcer or hepatosis dietetica.
nutritional secondary hypercalcitonism
see nutritional secondary hypercalcitonism.
nutritional secondary hyperparathyroidism
see nutritional secondary hyperparathyroidism.
nutritional status
the state of the body with respect to each nutrient and to the overall state of the body weight and condition.
nutritional stress
the stress of inadequate nutrition of total nutrients.
nutritional supplement
addition of a nutrient to an existing diet to make good what might be only a temporary shortfall. May be made available in a salt or mineral mix or block, or may be mixed in with a feed or even in drinking water. For pastured animals other means are used but foliar dusting comes close to being a nutritional supplement.
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Nutritional status was measured using the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA; Vellas et al.
Patients were excluded from the study if they failed to undergo the nasal cultures or the nutritional assessment, which left 652 patients.
It is recommended that they undergo nutritional assessment on a regular basis and receive early and ongoing nutritional intervention to maintain their nutritional status.
Individuals with nutrition issues and those with pressure ulcers should be referred to the registered dietitian (RD), who conducts a thorough nutritional assessment including review of weight status, ability to eat independently, and adequacy of total food/fluid intake.
Providing dietary counseling relative to the management of oral disease and making referrals to an RD for comprehensive nutritional assessment counseling is exemplary multidisciplinary health care.
The measurement of human nutrition is based upon anthropometric, biochemical, clinical and dietary parameters--the so-called 'ABCD' of nutritional assessment.
In this case, close medical intervention and continuing nutritional assessment and counseling for the child and family are essential to support growth needs.
A full nutritional assessment is a complex process, involving detailed assessment of nutritional intake, changes in body composition, signs or symptoms of nutritional deficiency or excess, and laboratory tests, and it should include not only protein-energy status but also vitamins and essential trace elements.
Yet after a nutritional assessment, I often find most people are having at least three times more than the recommended daily amounts of the foods we should limit, while lacking many essential nutrients our body requires to function efficiently - causing conditions such as constipation and recurrent infections.
therapies, nutritional assessment, natural hormones, educational programs, and TACT.
Part of the questionnaire included a BMI exercise and nutritional assessment.

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