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[Simplified malnutrition screening tool: Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST)].

Authors
  • Karsegard, Véronique L
  • Ferlay, Olivier
  • Maisonneuve, Nadine
  • Kyle, Ursula G
  • Dupertuis, Yves M
  • Genton, Laurence
  • Pichard, Claude
Type
Published Article
Journal
Revue médicale de la Suisse romande
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2004
Volume
124
Issue
10
Pages
601–605
Identifiers
PMID: 15573502
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

MUST (Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool) is a nutritional screening tool easy to use by any trained care-giver and valid for any adult patient. It considers body mass index, weight change and acute disease effect equally and determines a malnutrition risk score. If necessary, anthropometric measures may be simpliyfied by alternative methods. MUST is reliable between different healthcare settings et promotes detection and management of malnutrition during the patient medical course.

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