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Unintended Weight Loss in Older Adults

UWL: Specific Methods (2009)

Search Criteria and Results for Specific Topics

Each evidence analysis topic has a link to supporting evidence, where the Search Plan and Results can be found. Here, you can view when the search plan was performed, inclusion and exclusion criteria, search terms, databases that were searched and the excluded articles.

Below are a list of the recommendations and the related evidence analysis questions, with the link to each search plan. Some recommendations are supported by multiple conclusion statements and therefore have multiple search plans listed.

Consensus-rated recommendations were not developed using ADA's evidence analysis process, but based on consensus documents. Therefore, these recommendations do not have links to Search Plans.

To view the recommendations, select Major Recommendations from the left menu bar.

 

Unintended Weight Loss (UWL) in Older Adults Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guideline

UWL: Nutrition Screening
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UWL: Medical Nutrition Therapy
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Assessment

UWL: Assessment of Nutritional Status
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UWL: Assessment of Food, Fluid and Nutrient Intake
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UWL: Assess Anthropometric Measurements
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Diagnosis

UWL: Nutrition Diagnosis of Involuntary Weight Loss
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Intervention

UWL: Resident Involvement in Meal Planning
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UWL: Diet Liberalization
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UWL: Indications for Medical Food Supplements
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UWL: Caloric Needs
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UWL: Feeding Assistance
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UWL: Dining Environment
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UWL:Collaboration for Texture Modified Diets
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UWL: Evaluation and Treatment of Depression
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UWL: Appetite Stimulants
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Monitoring and Evaluation

UWL: Monitor and Evaluate Nutritional Status
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UWL: Monitor and Evaluate Food, Fluid and Nutrient Intake
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UWL: Monitor and Evaluate Anthropometric Measurements
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The following recommendations were not analyzed through ADA's evidence analysis, but developed based on available consensus documents. See these specific recommendations and references under Major Recommendations.

  • UWL: Assessment of Nutritional Status
    The Role of Nutrition in Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment: National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel/European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, 2009. Accessible at www.npuap.org.
  • UWL: Enteral Nutrition
    A.S.P.E.N. Enteral Nutrition Practice Recommendations. Bankhead R, Boullata J, Brantley S, Corkins M, Guenter P, Krenitsky J, Lyman B, Metheny NA, Mueller C, Robbins S, Wessel J, and the A.S.P.E.N. Board of Directors. J Parenter Enteral Nutr 2009;33(2) March/April:122-167. Originally published online Jan 26, 2009. The online version of this article can be found at: http://pen.sagepub.com

Korner U, Bondolfi A, Buhler E, MacFie J, Meguid MM, Messing B, Oehmichen F, Valentini L, Allison SP. Ethical and legal aspects of enteral nutrition. Clin Nutr 2006;25:196-202.

Maillet JO, Potter RL, Heller L. Position of the American Dietetic Association: ethical and legal issues in nutrition, hydration, and feeding. J Am Diet Assoc 2002;102(5):716-726.

President's Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical and Behavioral Research. Deciding to Forgo Life Sustaining Treatment. No. 83-600503. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office; 1983.

Volkert D, Berner YN, Berry E, Cederholm T, Coti Bertrand P, Milne A, Palmblad J, Schneider S, Sobotka L, Stanga Z, DGEM: Lenzen-Grossimlinghaus R, Krys U, Pirlich M, Herbst B, Schutz T, Schroer W, Weinrebe W, Ockenga J, Lochs H, ESPEN. ESPEN Guidelines on Enteral Nutrition: Geriatrics. Clin Nutr 2006;25(2):330-360.

The Role of Nutrition in Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment: National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel/European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, 2009. Accessible at www.npuap.org.
 

  • UWL: Caloric Needs
    The Role of Nutrition in Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment: National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel/European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, 2009. Accessible at www.npuap.org.
     
  • UWL: Monitor and Evaluate Nutritional Status
    The Role of Nutrition in Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment: National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel/European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, 2009. Accessible at www.npuap.org.