Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool” (MUST) dr. doaa salah eldeen

The risk of malnutrition is calculated from the combination of

  • BMI: (>20 = 0 points, 18.5-20 = 1 point, <18.5 = 2 points)
  • Percentage unplanned weight loss: (<5% = 0 points, 5-10% = 1 point, >10% = 2 points)
  • Presence of acute illness and no nutritional intake for 5 days = 2 points

A score of 0 is defined as low risk, 1 medium risk and 2 or more high risk

FREQUENCY OF SCREENING

  • Weekly for inpatients
  • 2-3 monthly for outpatients with eGFR <20 but not on dialysis.
  • Within one month of commencement of dialysis then 6-8 weeks later.
  • 4-6 monthly for stable haemodialysis patients
  • 4-6 monthly for stable peritoneal dialysis patients

Report Abuse

If you feel that this video content violates the Adobe Terms of Use, you may report this content by filling out this quick form.

To report a Copyright Violation, please follow Section 17 in the Terms of Use.