Category: Syndromes

Weight Loss
The educational materials included in this resource module are a result of an internal peer review process to determine the best available information on this topic. They are intended for use in developing educational products for trainees and/or self-instruction.
This resource module includes:
* - Slides included in this presentation are intended for educational purposes. The author(s) of the presentation has cited contributing authors of specific slides
Practice Guidelines:
  1. National Guideline Clearinghouse/AHRQ Clinical Practice.

Assessment Tools:
  1. Determine checklist: Identifies Potential Risks
  2. User's Guide to Completing the Mini Nutritional Assessment, MNA.
  3. SNAQ (Simplified Nutritional Appetite Questionnaire) Training Tool

Quality Indicators:
  1. ACOVE-2: Quality Indicators for Malnutrition for Vulnerable Community-Dwelling and Hospitalized Older Persons.

Slide Presentations:
  1. Weight Loss in the Elderly.

  1. University of Kansas Medical Center Cases.
  2. UAB Enternal Nutrition Case.
  3. UPenn Weight Loss Case.

Key References:
  1. Boras E.P., Lange S.M., Scolapio J.S. Rational Approach to Patients with Unintentional Weight Loss. Mayo Clin Proc. 2001;76:923-929
  2. Milne A.C., Avenell A., Potter J. Meta-Analysis: Protein and Energy Supplementation in Older People. annals of Internal Medicine:2006; 144(1) 37-48
  3. Shabbir M.H. Alibhai, Carol Greenwood, Helen Payette An Approach to the Management of Unintentional Weight Loss in Elderly People. Canadian Med. Assoc. Journal;2005; 172(6):773-780

Supplemental Materials:
  1. Tool kit for Health Professional: Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005.