Malnutrition associated with specific health conditions | Evidence based practice | Chamberlain College of Nursing


1. Choose one of the main topics from the table and then choose one (1) article for review under that main topic.

Read the article chosen and answer one (1) of the topic questions listed below. 

· What methods can be used to assess nutritional status?

· What methods can be used to identify those at risk for malnutrition?

· What specific health conditions increase the risk of malnutrition?

· What associations exist between nutritional status and health outcomes?

· What type of interventions improve adherence to recommendations on nutritional intake?

Create a 2-3 page summary which supports the topic question. Provide a current research article (less than 5 years). The 2-3 page limit does not include title and reference pages.


Main Topic: Person-centered   feeding care.

Article for review:

· Bell, C., Lopez, R., Mahendra, N., Tamai, A.,   Davis, J., Amella, E., & Masaki, K. (2016). Person-centered feeding care:   A protocol to re-introduce oral feeding for nursing home patients with tube   feeding. Journal of Nutrition & Health Aging, 20(6), 621-627. doi:10.1007/s12603-016-0699-9.


Main Topic: Evaluating nutritional status. 

Articles for review:

· Vereecken, C., Covents, M., Maes, L., & Moyson,   T. (2013). Formative evaluation of the feedback component of children’s and adolescents’ nutrition   assessment and advice on the web (CANAA-W) among parents of school children. Public Health Nutrition,   16(1), 15-26.


· Vyncke, K, Cruz, Fernandez E., Fajó-Pascual, M.,   Cuenca-García, M., De Keyzer, W., Gonzalez-Gross. M., Moreno, L., Beghin, L.,   Breidenassel, C., Kersting, M., Albers, U., Diethelm, K., Mouratidou, T.,   Grammatikaki, E., Vriedt, T., Marcos, A., Bammann, K., Bornhortst, C.,   Leclercq, C., Manios, Y….Huybrechts, I. (2013). Validation of the diet quality   index for adolescents by comparison with biomarkers, nutrient and food   intakes: the HELENA study. British Journal of Nutrition, 109(11), 2067-78.   doi:10.1017/S000711451200414X.


Main Topic:   Identifying those at risk for malnutrition. 

Articles for review:

· Isenring, E., Banks, M., Ferguson, M., &   Bauer, J. (2012). Beyond malnutrition screening: Appropriate methods to guide   nutrition care for aged care   residents. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 112(3),   376-381. doi: 10.1016/j.jada.2011.09.038. 

· Tsai, A., Chang, T., Wang, Y., & Liao, C. (2010).   Population-specific short-form mini nutritional assessment with body mass   index or calf circumference can predict risk of malnutrition in   community-living or institutionalized elderly people in taiwan. Journal American   Dietetic Association, 110(9), 1328-1334. doi: 10.1016/j.jada.2010.06.003.   PMID: 20800124.

·  Platek,   M. E., Popp, J. V., Possinger, C. S., Denysschen, C. A., Horvath, P., &   Brown, J. K. (2011). Comparison of the prevalence of malnutrition diagnosis   in head and neck, gastrointestinal, and lung cancer patients by 3   classification methods. Cancer Nursing, 34(5), 410–416.


Main Topic:   Malnutrition associated with specific health conditions.

Articles for review:

· Sheard, J., Ash., S., Mellick, G., Silburn,   P., & Kerr, G. (2013). Malnutrition in a sample of community-dwelling   people with Parkinson’s disease. Public Library of Science, 8(1),   e53290. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0053290.

· Cheong, A., Oh, D., Seung, J., Min, G., C.,   Jae, H., Tae Sung, S., Jae, J., & Sung, K. (2012). Nutritional risk index   as a predictor of postoperative wound complications after gastrectomy. World   Journal Gastroenterology, 18(7), 673-678. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i7.673.

· Kvamme., J., Groni., O., Florholmen, J., &   Jacobsen, B. (2011). Risk of malnutrition is associated with mental health   symptoms in community living elderly men and women: The tromso study. BioMedical   Central Psychiatry, 11(112). doi:10.1186/1471-244X-11-112.


Main Topic: Outcomes   associated with nutritional status.

Articles for review:

· Lis, C., Gupta, D., Lammersfeld, C., Markman,   M., & Vashi, P. (2012). Role of nutritional status in predicting quality   of life outcomes in cancer – a systematic review of the literature. Nutrition   Journal, 11, 27. doi:   10.1186/1475-2891-11-27.

· Koretz, R., Avenell , A., & Lipman, T. (2012). Nutritional support for liver disease. Cochrane Database   of Systematic Reviews. Issue 5. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD008344.pub2.


Main Topic:   Interventions to improve nutritional status. 

Article for review:

· Desroches, S., Lapointe, A., Ratté, S., Gravel, K., Légaré, F., & Turcotte, S. (2013). Interventions to enhance   adherence to dietary advice for preventing and managing chronic diseases in   adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Issue 2. doi:   10.1002/14651858.CD008722.pub2. 


2. The Summary must include the following headings (see rubric for criteria under each heading):

a. Introduction and Key Points (10 Points)

· Choose one of the assigned topics and identifies one of the questions

· Defines the topic and question

· States why it is a problem

· Information presented in logical sequence

b. Article Search (25 Points)

· Current (less than 5 years) and credible resource

· Database search – terms and methods used

· Number of articles located

· Source outside of ATI module used

c. Article Findings (25 Points)

· How it addresses the topic

· Type of research conducted

· Findings of research

· Why this article was chosen

d. Evidence for Practice (25 Points)

· Summary of evidence

· How it will improve practice

· How this evidence will decrease a gap to practice

· Any concerns or weaknesses located in the evidence

e. Sharing of Evidence (25 Points)

· Who would you share the information with?

· How would you share this information?

· What resources would you need to accomplish this sharing of evidence?

· Why would it be important to share this evidence with the nursing profession?

f. Conclusion (20 Points)

· Summarizes the theme of the paper

· Information presented in logical sequence

· All key points addressed

· Conclusion shows depth of understanding of topic

g. APA Style (10 Points)

· APA style used properly for citations

· APA style used properly for references

· APA style used properly for quotations

· All references are cited, and all citations have references

*NOTE: Must adhere to current APA guidelines and formatting.

h. Writing Mechanics (10 Points)

· No spelling errors

· No grammatical errors, including verb tense and word usage

· No writing errors, including sentence structure, and formatting

· Must be all original work

3. Your instructor will provide guidance on the best way to submit this assignment.

For writing assistance (APA, formatting, or grammar), visit the APA Citation and Writing page in the online library.

Please note that your instructor may provide you with additional assessments in any form to determine that you fully understand the concepts learned in the review module.


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