Main Topic: Malnutrition is associated with specific health conditions.

Articles for review:

  • Sheard, J., Ash., S., Mellick, G., Silburn, P., & Kerr, G. (2013). Malnutrition in a sample of community-dwelling people with Parkinson’s disease. Public Library of Science, 8(1), e53290. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0053290.
  • Cheong, A., Oh, D., Seung, J., Min, G., C., Jae, H., Tae Sung, S., Jae, J., & Sung, K. (2012). Nutritional risk index as a predictor of postoperative wound complications after gastrectomy. World Journal Gastroenterology, 18(7), 673-678. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i7.673.
  • Kvamme., J., Groni., O., Florholmen, J., & Jacobsen, B. (2011). Risk of malnutrition is associated with mental health symptoms in community living elderly men and women: The tromso study. BioMedical Central Psychiatry, 11(112). doi:10.1186/1471-244X-11-112.Main Topic: Malnutrition is associated with specific health conditions.



Skills Module:

To encourage critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration through the use of evidence-based practice studies.

Course outcomes: This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes.
CO 1: Examine the sources of knowledge that contribute to professional nursing practice. (PO 7)
CO 2: Apply research principles to the interpretation of the content of published research studies. (POs 4 and 8)
CO 3: Identify ethical issues common to research involving human subjects. (PO 6)
CO 4: Evaluate published nursing research for credibility and clinical significance related to evidence-based practice.

(POs 4 and 8)
CO 5: Recognize the role of research findings in evidence-based practice. (POs 7 and 8)

Due date: Your faculty member will inform you when this assignment is due. The Late Assignment Policy applies to
this assignment.

Total points possible: 150 points

Preparing the assignment

Follow these guidelines when completing this assignment. Speak with your faculty member if you have questions.
1. Computer with internet access.
2. Recommend using Firefox browser and clearing your cookies and cache if you are accessing ATI on laptop or desktop

3. Log into ATI, “My ATI”, and select the “Apply” tab. Click on Skills Module 3.0 and title “Nutrition.” Click on

the “Begin Lesson” tab. Open the “Evidence-Based Research” tab on the left side.
4. There is one (1) study under the Evidence-Based Practice tab. You may review the entire module, but this is not a

priority for this assignment. Other main topics and accompanying studies are listed in the table below.
5. Choose one of the main topics from the table and then choose one (1) article for review under that main topic.

Read the article chosen and answer one (1) of the topic questions listed below.
● What methods can be used to assess nutritional status?
● What methods can be used to identify those at risk for malnutrition?
● What specific health conditions increase the risk of malnutrition?
● What associations exist between nutritional status and health outcomes?
● What type of interventions improve adherence to recommendations on nutritional intake?

Create a 2-3 page summary which supports the topic question. Provide a current research article (less than 5
years). The 2-3 page limit does not include title and reference pages.

Main Topic: Person-centered feeding care.
Article for review:

● Bell, C., Lopez, R., Mahendra, N., Tamai, A., Davis, J., Amella, E., & Masaki, K. (2016).
Person-centered feeding care: A protocol to re-introduce oral feeding for nursing home
patients with tube feeding. Journal of Nutrition & Health Aging, 20(6), 621-627.

Main Topic: Evaluating nutritional status.
Articles for revie