How to undertake a nutritional assessment in adults

Carolyn Catherine Johnstone (Lead / Corresponding author)

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    Rational and key points: Nutritional assessment in adults should begin on first contact with the patient, and is an ongoing process that can take place over several hours or days. A comprehensive nutritional assessment involves the nurse examining the patient's physical and psychological state, as well as considering any social issues that may affect their nutrition.

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    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)41-45
    Number of pages5
    JournalNursing Standard
    Issue number22
    Publication statusPublished - 24 Jan 2018


    • Journal article
    • Clinical procedures
    • Clinical skills
    • Malnutrition
    • Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool
    • Nutrition
    • Nutritional assessment
    • Obesity
    • Screening tools
    • Weight gain
    • Weight loss


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