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Nutrition Screening Adults

NSA: Validity and Reliability of Tools (2018)

Six tools for identifying adults at risk for malnutrition, defined as undernutrition (White et al, 2012) were evaluated for validity, reliability and agreement. An overall summary (expert opinion) of the tools is presented below, as well as a detailed analysis of the evidence for each of tool.

Reference: White JV, Guenter P, Jensen G, Malone A, Schofield M. Consensus statement: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition: characteristics recommended for the identification and documentation of adult malnutrition (undernutrition). JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2012; 36(3): 275-283.