Adult nutrition assessment tutorial

Gordon L. Jensen, Pao Ying Hsiao, Dara Wheeler

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This tutorial presents a systematic approach to nutrition assessment based on a modern appreciation for the contributions of inflammation that serve as the foundation for newly proposed consensus definitions for malnutrition syndromes. Practical indicators of malnutrition and inflammation have been selected to guide diagnosis that include medical/surgical history and clinical diagnosis, clinical signs and physical examination, anthropometric data, laboratories, dietary assessment, and functional outcomes. Knowledge of systematic nutrition assessment and appropriate diagnosis of malnutrition will help to guide proper interventions and expected outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-274
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics


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