Nutrition Screening

Nutrition screening with a valid tool can generate a large number of requests for nutrition evaluation.  SGA is a simple and efficient first-line assessment of nutritional status that can be used following a positive screening result. Patients identified as moderate or severely malnourished with SGA require further assessment to identify targets for nutrition interventions and treatments.  Patients who are not malnourished will not warrant a nutrition assessment.

Canadian Nutrition Screening Tool – colour
Validated and tested for reliability by a variety of health care professionals

Canadian Nutrition Screening Tool – black & white
Validated and tested for reliability by a variety of health care professionals

Comparison of nutrition screening tools
A review of the various nutrition screening tools and how they compare in terms of validation and reliability testing


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