Nurse-friendly nutritional screening for patient benefit

Smith, Steve, Westergren, Albert, Saunders, Julia and Hagell, Peter (2016) Nurse-friendly nutritional screening for patient benefit. British Journal of Nursing, 25 (4). pp. 280-211. ISSN 0966-0461

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Abstract

Screening for undernutrition is highly important and may reduce morbidity and mortality. The Minimal Eating Observation and Nutrition Form – Version II (MEONF-II) is a nutritional screening tool specifically developed for use by nurses. Here, we describe the translation, performance and appropriateness of the MEONF-II for the UK. Following translation from Swedish to British English, the user-friendliness and appropriateness of the British MEONF-II was tested by 29 registered nurses and final year student nurses on 266 hospital inpatients. The new British MEONF-II was perceived as highly user-friendly and appropriate. They found the MEONF-II to compare favourably to other similar tools in terms of preference, usefulness and helpfulness in providing good nutritional care. Dependency in activities and poorer subjective health were associated with a higher undernutrition risk. These findings support the appropriateness of the British MEONF-II version and suggest it may act as a user-friendly facilitator towards good nutritional nursing care.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Title of paper changed post acceptance
Uncontrolled Keywords: meonf-ii,nutrition,screening,translation,undernutrition
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2016 10:10
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2019 22:04
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/57462
DOI: 10.12968/bjon.2016.25.4.208

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