In the outpatient clinic, the malnutrition screening is performed with the BMI and % of weight loss or SNAQ + BMI.
The questions of the SNAQ screening tool proved to be the questions that were most predictive of malnutrition. To reach an adequate sensitivity, specificity and positive and negative predictive value, adding the BMI to the SNAQ score was necessary.
- What questions are most predictive of malnutrition at the outpatient clinic? – Clinical Nutrition, 2008
- Validity of SNAQ and MUST in the outpatient clinic – European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2013
In geriatric patients we use the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA)
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