MIP: Screening and Assessment (2018)
What screening and assessment tools have been found to be valid and reliable for identifying malnutrition in pregnancy?
Based on evidence from one study, the simplified Montreal Diet Dispensary (MDD) screening tool appeared to be an acceptable tool to measure nutritional risk in low-income pregnant women in Canada.
- Grade I means there is Good/Strong evidence supporting the statement;
- Grade II is Fair;
- Grade III is Limited/Weak;
- Grade IV is Expert Opinion Only;
- Grade V is Not Assignable.
- High (A) means we are very confident that the true effect lies close to that of the estimate of the effect;
- Moderate (B) means we are moderately confident in the effect estimate;
- Low (C) means our confidence in the effect estimate is limited;
- Very Low (D) means we have very little confidence in the effect estimate.
- Ungraded means a grade is not assignable.
Evidence Summary: What screening and assessment tools have been found to be valid and reliable for identifying malnutrition in pregnancy?
Search Plan and Results: MIP: Screening and Assessment Tools (2014)