Validation of the spinal nutrition screening tool (SNST) in patients with spinal cord injuries (SCI): result from a multicentre study

S Wong, F Derry, A Jamous, S P Hirani, G Grimble, A Forbes

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Abstract

A disease-specific nutrition screening tool (NST): the spinal nutrition screening tool (SNST) has been developed for use in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) but its reliability and agreement with other published tools requires investigation. The aims of this study were to assess the prevalence of malnutrition risk in SCI patients and to confirm the diagnostic accuracy of the SNST.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)382-7
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume66
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Malnutrition
  • Mass Screening
  • Middle Aged
  • Nutrition Assessment
  • Nutritional Status
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Prevalence
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Risk
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Spinal Cord Injuries

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