Evaluation of malnutrition development risk in hospitalized children

BEŞER Ö. F., ÇOKUĞRAŞ A. F., Erkan T., Kutlu T., Yagci R. V.

NUTRITION, vol.48, pp.40-47, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.nut.2017.10.020
  • Journal Name: NUTRITION
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.40-47
  • Keywords: Hospitalized children, Malnutrition, PYMS, STRONGkids, Screening tools, NUTRITIONAL RISK, SCREENING TOOLS, SCORE
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


Objectives: Many screening methods, such as the Screening Tool Risk on Nutritional Status and Growth (STRONGkids) and the Pediatric Yorkhill Malnutrition Score (PYMS), have been developed to detect malnutrition in pediatric patients. We aimed to explore the prevalence of malnutrition risk in hospitalized children via symptoms and identification of contributing factors, and to examine the efficacy of malnutrition screening tools for hospitalized children.