Assessment of fecal output in patients receiving enteral tube feeding: validation of a novel chart

@article{Whelan2004AssessmentOF,
  title={Assessment of fecal output in patients receiving enteral tube feeding: validation of a novel chart},
  author={Kevin M. Whelan and Patricia A Judd and Moira A Taylor},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Nutrition},
  year={2004},
  volume={58},
  pages={1030-1037}
}
Objective: To develop a practical, valid and reliable chart to assist in the accurate visual characterization of fecal output in patients receiving enteral tube feeding (ETF).Design: A chart incorporating verbal and pictorial descriptors of fecal output was developed. Validity and reliability were assessed by a questionnaire survey of health professionals and a clinical study of patients commencing ETF. Content validity was assessed from the results of the questionnaire, construct validity by… CONTINUE READING
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