Evaluation of nutritional care level in adult patients hospitalized at Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre

Authors

  • Luiza Maria Padilha Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre
  • Nicia Maria Bastos Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre
  • Elaine Terezinha Micheli Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre
  • Tatiana Maraschin Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre

Keywords:

Avaliação nutricional, níveis assistenciais

Abstract

When a patient is admitted it is important to define his nutritional diagnosis, since hospital stay may lead to worsening of nutritional status. There is evidence in the literature that patients with early and adequate nutritional intervention have improvement in clinical and nutritional results. This study had a cross-sectional design, with the aim of identifying the nutritional status of adult patients evaluated up to 72 hours after hospital admission, using an evaluation protocol to determine the level of nutritional care (NC). A total of 17,836 patients were evaluated, 59% clinical and 41% surgical. Of these, 32% were classified as NC 3 and NC 4 (higher nutritional impairment) and 68% as NC 1A, NC and NC 2. Weight and height data were recorded in 63% of medical records. In conclusion, it is possible to evaluate all hospitalized patients when there are protocols with standardized conducts, and to identify nutritional status severity by prioritizing care qualitatively based on care levels.

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Author Biographies

Luiza Maria Padilha, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre

Serviço de Nutrição e Dietética - Área Clínica

Nicia Maria Bastos, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre

Serviço de Nutrição e Dietética - Área clínica

Elaine Terezinha Micheli, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre

Serviço de Nutrição e Dietética - Área Clínica

Tatiana Maraschin, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre

Serviço de Nutrição e Dietética - Área Clínica

Published

2008-12-30

How to Cite

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Padilha LM, Bastos NM, Micheli ET, Maraschin T. Evaluation of nutritional care level in adult patients hospitalized at Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre. Clin Biomed Res [Internet]. 2008Dec.30 [cited 2022May17];28(3). Available from: https://seer.ufrgs.br/index.php/hcpa/article/view/2942

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