How to undertake a nutritional assessment in adults

Carolyn Catherine Johnstone (Lead / Corresponding author)

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Abstract

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
Volume32
Issue number22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jan 2018

Keywords

  • 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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