Nutritional screening: a user-friendly tool adapted from Sweden
2016 (English)In: British Journal of Nursing, ISSN 0966-0461, E-ISSN 2052-2819, Vol. 25, no 4, 208-211 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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. The authors describe the translation, performance and appropriateness of 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. Assessors found MEONF-II to compare favourably with 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 risk of undernutrition. These findings support the appropriateness of the British MEONF-II version and suggest it may act as a user-friendly facilitator for good nutritional nursing care.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 25, no 4, 208-211 p.
MEONF-II, nutrition, screening, translation, undernutrition
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-15975DOI: 10.12968/bjon.2016.25.4.208PubMedID: 26911166OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-15975DiVA: diva2:970606