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Clin Nutr ESPEN. 2016 Aug;14:31-36. doi: 10.1016/j.clnesp.2016.04.030. Epub 2016 May 21.

Translation and adaptation of the NUTRIC Score to identify critically ill patients who benefit the most from nutrition therapy.

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1
Health Multidisciplinary Residence Program in Intensive Therapy, Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; Division of Nutrition, Brotherhood of the Santa Casa de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
2
Clinical Evaluation Research Unit, Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada; Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada; Department of Medicine, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
3
Division of Nutrition, Brotherhood of the Santa Casa de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
4
Department of Nutrition, Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil.
5
Graduate Course in Nutrition, Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
6
Department of Nutrition, Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; Postgraduate Program in Health Sciences: Cardiology, Institute of Cardiology of the Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Electronic address: marcadenti@yahoo.com.br.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES:

Due to the scarcity of tools to assess the nutritional risk in critically ill patients, the NUTrition Risk in the Critically ill Score (NUTRIC Score) was developed and validated primarily in a limited population to quantify the risk of adverse events that may be modified by aggressive nutrition therapy. The objective of this study was to translate and adapt the NUTRIC Score into Portuguese language for further demonstrate its feasibility and clinical utility in Brazilian Intensive Care Units (ICUs).

METHODS:

This translation and adaptation process is part of a study for the validation of NUTRIC Score in Brazil. Translation was performed according to standardized steps: initial translation, synthesis of translations, back-translation, revision and application of the instrument by specialists and evaluation of cultural adaptation. We conducted a pilot study within 50 patients mechanically ventilated for more than 48 h in four ICUs in Southern Brazil to determine the prevalence of patients who were the most likely to benefit from aggressive nutrition therapy.

RESULTS:

The translation and adaptation process produced a valid version of NUTRIC Score in the Portuguese language. The translated version was easily introduced into four Brazilian ICUs and the prevalence of patients with high score and likely to benefit from aggressive nutritional intervention (mean age 61.4 ± 15.3 years) was 46% (23 individuals, 95%CI 0.33-0.60).

CONCLUSIONS:

The NUTRIC Score has been successfully translated into Portuguese and the prevalence of nutritionally-high risk patients may be around 50% in Brazilian ICUs.

KEYWORDS:

Intensive care units; Nutrition assessment; Nutritional support; Translating

PMID:
28531396
DOI:
10.1016/j.clnesp.2016.04.030
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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