Priority 2 from the Nutritional Screening and Malnutrition PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What is the best way to carry out screening in the community for effective identification of malnutrition? (JLA PSP Priority 2)
Overall ranking 2
JLA question ID 0085/2
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP

Omidvari A, Vali Y, Murray SM, Wonderling D, Rashidian A. Nutritional screening for improving professional practice for patient outcomes in hospital and primary care settings 

Health Research Classification System category Generic health relevance
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples How can these measuring tools be more efficiently deployed in the community? ~ What is the most effective way to treat and identify malnutrition in the community? ~ Research on the impact of screening in community settings e.g. gp practices, with appropriate pathway. ~ Is there a simpler tool which is comparable to MUST which could be used in the community? Preferably a tool that uses more subjective data (with yes/no type answers) such as the SIP tool (developed in 1996).
Submitted by 3 x healthcare Professional, 1 x carer
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0085
PSP name Nutritional Screening and Malnutrition
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 81  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 7 June 2019