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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.
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Trichotillometry: the reliability and practicality of hair pluckability as a method of nutritional assessment. Nutr J 2007;6:9.
"We are able to deliver new products that respond to our customers' needs based on thousands of inputs from more than 450,000 completed nutritional assessments. Our new mobile app gives customers even more options for personalization at their fingertips.
Since it has been demonstrated that proper nutritional care can reduce the prevalence of hospital malnutrition and costs, nutritional assessment is mandatory to recognise malnutrition early and initiate timely nutritional therapy (Norman et al 2008).
mini nutritional assessment for the elderly which use 21 cm for overweight [28] and in contrary with a value of 23.5 cm for undernutrition in the Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool.
Celiac disease, Gluten free diet, Nutritional assessment, Nutritional status, Compliance.
KEYWORDS: Elderly, Malnutrition, Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA).
As for diet prescription and the history subsection, national programs are similar, presenting history from nutritional assessment to food indicated to pathologies, while WorldFood[R] does not present any of these items, with only a basic registration, stating the identity of the patient name, age, weight, sex, if pregnant or nursing infant in the first or second half and level of physical activity (light, moderate or heavy); any kind of food inquiry is absent.
Regarding nutritional assessment in critically ill patients, recent guidelines recommend using the Nutrition Risk in Critically Ill (NUTRIC) and Nutrition Risk Score 2002 (NRS 2002) scores.
The Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) is the most frequently used nutritional status assessment tool.
As discussed above, overall time taken between nutritional assessment and the implementation of an intervention may take nearly 1-4 months or more, further delays may be accrued when an implementing agency sets out to identify malnourished individuals through the conventional recruitment procedures for interventions.

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