To get an insight into patients’ nutritional status we have developed a series of quick and easy-to-use screening tools:
- SNAQ: for hospitalized patients
- SNAQRC: for the elderly in care homes or residential care
- SNAQ65+: for patients in the community who are aged 65 and over
(SNAQ = Short Nutritional Assessment Questionnaire)
The SNAQ screening tools are available in 6 different languages:
Our instruments are not diagnostic tools; patients identified as being at risk of malnutrition require further and more detailed assessment.
For screening potential malnutrition in hospitalized children, we use STRONGkids (Hulst et al, 2010)