Rapid and reliable self-screening for nutritional risk in hospital outpatients using an electronic system.

@article{McGurk2013RapidAR,
  title={Rapid and reliable self-screening for nutritional risk in hospital outpatients using an electronic system.},
  author={Paula McGurk and John M. Jackson and Marinos Elia},
  journal={Nutrition},
  year={2013},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={693-6}
}
OBJECTIVE This study examined an electronic nutritional self-screening procedure for feasibility and for reliability, rapidity, and ease of use by hospital outpatients. METHODS One hundred sixty consecutive patients (ages 18-87 y) attending a gastroenterology clinic measured their weight and height using a modified digital weight and height machine, which transmitted results to a computer. Following input of reported weight loss in the previous 3 mo to 6 mo, malnutrition risk by the… CONTINUE READING