Assessment of the nutritional status of adult in-patients in a tertiary public hospital in Malaysia: a single-day point prevalence study

Malnutrition is a major problem that is encountered in day-today clinical practice and is associated with increased risk of morbidity and mortality. Unfortunately, malnutrition is often undetected unless the patient is on the extreme ends of the malnutrition spectrum. Public hospitals in Malaysia ha...

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Main Authors: Gee, Tikfu, Abd Ghani, Nur Suriyana, Nik Hisyamuddin Fathi, Nik Qisti Fathi, Cheong, Jian Liang
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Published: Internet Scientific Publications 2019
Online Access:http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/80747/1/PUBLIC.pdf
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spelling oai:psasir.upm.edu.my:80747 http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/80747/ Assessment of the nutritional status of adult in-patients in a tertiary public hospital in Malaysia: a single-day point prevalence study Gee, Tikfu Abd Ghani, Nur Suriyana Nik Hisyamuddin Fathi, Nik Qisti Fathi Cheong, Jian Liang Malnutrition is a major problem that is encountered in day-today clinical practice and is associated with increased risk of morbidity and mortality. Unfortunately, malnutrition is often undetected unless the patient is on the extreme ends of the malnutrition spectrum. Public hospitals in Malaysia have yet to have a standardized protocol for nutrition screening and consensus concerning methods to assess nutritional status is lacking. This cross sectional study endeavours to utilise a simple but yet clinically relevant technique (Body-Mass Index) to perform a one-day survey on the nutritional status of all adult patients admitted to a tertiary public hospital as an initial tool in the diagnosis of malnutrition. Internet Scientific Publications 2019 Article PeerReviewed text en http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/80747/1/PUBLIC.pdf Gee, Tikfu and Abd Ghani, Nur Suriyana and Nik Hisyamuddin Fathi, Nik Qisti Fathi and Cheong, Jian Liang (2019) Assessment of the nutritional status of adult in-patients in a tertiary public hospital in Malaysia: a single-day point prevalence study. The Internet Journal of Nutrition and Wellness, 13 (1). pp. 1-5. ISSN 1937-8297 https://ispub.com/IJNW/13/1/43187 10.5580/IJNW.43187
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description Malnutrition is a major problem that is encountered in day-today clinical practice and is associated with increased risk of morbidity and mortality. Unfortunately, malnutrition is often undetected unless the patient is on the extreme ends of the malnutrition spectrum. Public hospitals in Malaysia have yet to have a standardized protocol for nutrition screening and consensus concerning methods to assess nutritional status is lacking. This cross sectional study endeavours to utilise a simple but yet clinically relevant technique (Body-Mass Index) to perform a one-day survey on the nutritional status of all adult patients admitted to a tertiary public hospital as an initial tool in the diagnosis of malnutrition.
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author Gee, Tikfu
Abd Ghani, Nur Suriyana
Nik Hisyamuddin Fathi, Nik Qisti Fathi
Cheong, Jian Liang
spellingShingle Gee, Tikfu
Abd Ghani, Nur Suriyana
Nik Hisyamuddin Fathi, Nik Qisti Fathi
Cheong, Jian Liang
Assessment of the nutritional status of adult in-patients in a tertiary public hospital in Malaysia: a single-day point prevalence study
author_facet Gee, Tikfu
Abd Ghani, Nur Suriyana
Nik Hisyamuddin Fathi, Nik Qisti Fathi
Cheong, Jian Liang
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title Assessment of the nutritional status of adult in-patients in a tertiary public hospital in Malaysia: a single-day point prevalence study
title_short Assessment of the nutritional status of adult in-patients in a tertiary public hospital in Malaysia: a single-day point prevalence study
title_full Assessment of the nutritional status of adult in-patients in a tertiary public hospital in Malaysia: a single-day point prevalence study
title_fullStr Assessment of the nutritional status of adult in-patients in a tertiary public hospital in Malaysia: a single-day point prevalence study
title_full_unstemmed Assessment of the nutritional status of adult in-patients in a tertiary public hospital in Malaysia: a single-day point prevalence study
title_sort assessment of the nutritional status of adult in-patients in a tertiary public hospital in malaysia: a single-day point prevalence study
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