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PO-1020 Validation Of A Nutritional Screening Tool For Patients With Cystic Fibrosis
  1. Miss Simon1,
  2. T Maraschin1,
  3. GC Forte2,
  4. JS Pereira2,
  5. EFA Procianoy3,
  6. M Drehmer4
  1. 1Centro de Estudos em Alimentação e Nutrição, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Brazil
  2. 2Nutrition, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Brazil
  3. 3Pediatric Pulmonology Unit, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Brazil
  4. 4 UFRGS, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Abstract

Background The study aim was to validate a specific nutritional risk screening tool for patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) based on clinical variables, anthropometric parameters, and dietary intake.

Methods Cross-sectional study compared present nutritional screening tool and two established nutritional assessment instruments. The kappa coefficient was used for between-group comparisons, and the sensitivity and specificity of the new instrument for diagnosis of nutritional risk were calculated.

Results 82 patients (51% female, mean age 6–18 years) were enrolled in the study. There was good agreement between the proposed screening tool and the McDonald tool (k = 0.804; 95% CI, p < 0.001) and a sensitivity and specificity of 85% and 95% respectively. Agreement with the CFF criteria was lower (k = 0.418, p < 0.001), and the sensitivity and specificity were both 72%.

Conclusion The proposed tool exhibited satisfactory agreement with the comparator instruments, and can be recommended for early identification of failure nutritional in patients with CF.

  • Cystic fibrosis
  • nutritional assessment
  • nutritional status

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