Nutritional physical examination

historical, methodological and applied approach

Authors

  • Luis Henrique Almeida Castro Federal University of Grande Dourados
  • Geanlucas Mendes Monteiro Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul
  • Ygor Thiago Cerqueira de Paula Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul
  • Vanessa de Souza Ferraz Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul
  • Flavia Soares Bezerra Okumoto Nery de Mello Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul
  • Dayane Aparecida Moisés Caetano Bottini
  • Nelson Thiago Andrade Ferreira Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul
  • Tayla Borges Lino Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul
  • Juliana Vicente de Souza
  • Gildiney Penaves de Alencar Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul
  • João Vitor Alves dos Santos Dom Bosco Catholic University
  • Fernanda Viana de Carvalho Moreto

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.31686/ijier.vol8.iss9.2640

Keywords:

Nutritional physical examination, Nutritional focused physical assessment, Nutrition care

Abstract

The historical interest in the use of physical evaluation skills in clinical settings gained new notoriety at the end of the 20th century with evidence that patients in intensive care units experienced increased morbidity and mortality related to poor nutritional status before and/or during their admission. This awareness of the adverse effects of malnutrition led to the need for screening and evaluation tools to identify nutritional risk. no clinical finding of EFN should be considered a diagnosis per se. It is academic, scientific and clinical consensus that its results should be interpreted as suggestive, being crucial to consider the other methods of clinical evaluation of the patient's nutritional status for the correct global nutritional diagnosis. However, the systematic and periodic repetition of the test may help to follow the evolution of the individual's nutritional status, especially in the long term. In summary, although it requires specialized training and continuous practice of the evaluator and/or the team – in addition to requiring complementary nutritional information – the physical nutritional examination can still be considered an effective adjuvant method in the clinical evaluation of the patient’s nutritional status.

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Author Biographies

Luis Henrique Almeida Castro, Federal University of Grande Dourados

PhD in the Health Sciences Graduate Program

Geanlucas Mendes Monteiro, Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul

Heath and Development in West Central Region Graduate Program

Ygor Thiago Cerqueira de Paula, Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul

Motion Science Graduate Program

Vanessa de Souza Ferraz, Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul

Motion Science Graduate Program

Flavia Soares Bezerra Okumoto Nery de Mello, Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul

Motion Science Graduate Program

Nelson Thiago Andrade Ferreira, Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul

Motion Science Graduate Program

Tayla Borges Lino, Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul

Motion Science Graduate Program

Gildiney Penaves de Alencar, Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul

Heath and Development in West Central Region Graduate Program

João Vitor Alves dos Santos, Dom Bosco Catholic University

Local Development Graduate Program

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Published

01-09-2020

How to Cite

Almeida Castro, L. H., Mendes Monteiro, G., Thiago Cerqueira de Paula, Y., de Souza Ferraz, V., Soares Bezerra Okumoto Nery de Mello, F., Aparecida Moisés Caetano Bottini, D., Andrade Ferreira, N. T., Borges Lino, T., Vicente de Souza, J., Penaves de Alencar, G., Alves dos Santos, J. V., & Viana de Carvalho Moreto, F. (2020). Nutritional physical examination: historical, methodological and applied approach. International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, 8(9), 341–346. https://doi.org/10.31686/ijier.vol8.iss9.2640

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