Validity of nutritional screening with MUST and SNAQ in hospital outpatients

  title={Validity of nutritional screening with MUST and SNAQ in hospital outpatients},
  author={Eva Leistra and Jacqueline A.E. Langius and Anja M Evers and Marian AE van Bokhorst-de van der Schueren and Mike Visser and H. C. W. De Vet and Hinke M. Kruizenga},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Nutrition},
Background/Objectives:The majority of hospital outpatients with undernutrition is unrecognized, and therefore untreated. There is a need for an easy and valid screening tool to detect undernutrition in this setting. The aim of this study was to determine the diagnostic accuracy of the MUST (Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool) and SNAQ (Short Nutritional Assessment Questionnaire) tools for undernutrition screening in hospital outpatients.Methods:In a large multicenter-hospital-outpatient… CONTINUE READING
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