An evaluation of the feasibility and validity of a patient-administered Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (’MUST’) compared to Health Care Professional screening in an Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) outpatient clinic

Keeturut, Katie and Zacharopoulou-Otapasidou, Stefani and Bloom, S and Patel, Pinal and Majumdar, Anne (2017) An evaluation of the feasibility and validity of a patient-administered Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (’MUST’) compared to Health Care Professional screening in an Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) outpatient clinic. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics.

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Abstract

Background: Malnutrition is common in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and is associated with poor health outcomes. Despite this, screening for malnutrition in the outpatient-setting is not routine and research in the area is limited. This study aimed to evaluate whether agreement between malnutrition screening completed by patients and Healthcare Professionals (HCP’s) could be achieved by comparing patient self-administered ‘MUST’ (‘MUST’-P) to HCP administered ‘MUST’ (‘MUST’-HCP) in a single tertiary IBD outpatient clinic. Methods: We conducted a feasibility and validity study on adult outpatients with IBD. We collected anthropometric, nutritional and clinical data from patients. All patients completed ‘MUST’-P using a self-administered questionnaire, followed by ‘MUST’-HCP. ‘MUST’-P was timed and feedback on ease-of-use was obtained. Malnutrition risk was classified as low (score=0), medium (score=1), and high (score≥2) and agreement tested using kappa statistics (κ). Results: Eighty patients were recruited (Crohn’s Disease:n=49, Ulcerative Colitis:n=29, Unclassified:n=2), with mean age 39.9±SD:15.1yrs, 51.2% were males. Seventy one (92%) of patients found ‘MUST’-P either easy or very easy. The mean time to complete ‘MUST’-P was 3.1±1.8min (range 1-10min). Sixty-eight (85%) of patients were at low risk of malnutrition when screened by the HCP. There was moderate agreement (κ=0.486, p<0.001) between ‘MUST’-P and ‘MUST’-HCP with 100% agreement in scoring for medium- and high-risk categories. Conclusions: Our study suggests that self-screening using ‘MUST’ could be effectively used in an IBD outpatient clinic to identify those at medium and high risk of malnutrition. The patient friendly version of ‘MUST’;‘MUST’-P was considered quick and easy to use by patients. Implementation of self-screening with ‘MUST’ could improve the nutritional management of IBD patients.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: 600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
600 Technology > 615 Pharmacology & therapeutics
600 Technology > 616 Diseases
600 Technology > 617 Surgery & related medical specialties
600 Technology > 641 Food & drink
School/Department: School of Sport, Health and Applied Science
Depositing User: Anne Majumdar
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2017 14:44
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2017 10:30
URI: http://research.stmarys.ac.uk/id/eprint/1481

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