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Malnutrition associated with HIV/AIDS. Part two: assessment and interventions


Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care 8(5): 39-48
Malnutrition associated with HIV/AIDS. Part two: assessment and interventions
Nutritional deficits can be forestalled through early assessment and intervention. Appropriate treatment may alter the continuum of deterioration and improve a patient's quality of life. This article reviews the comprehensive nutritional assessment, the adoption of screening tools, and the multidisciplinary, multimodality treatment approach to malnutrition in HIV/AIDS patients. Examples of creative and practical nutrition programs in HIV/AIDS care are presented because nurses often are in the position to act as change agents and develop clinical programs. The recognition and appreciation of the biopsychosocial consequences of malnutrition is at the crux of the matter for health care professionals. It is the step that propels us to embrace and value nursing interventions to support our patients 'nutritional status. Informing, coaching, teaching, reinforcing behaviors, strengthening social support, and modeling all are key activities of the nursing role that involves other professionals. Nutritional care should be approached as a continuous intervention to be addressed across all care settings and stages of health/illness. It is an inherent piece of all disease state management and wellness programs.

Accession: 002889540

PMID: 9298469

DOI: 10.1016/s1055-3290(97)80028-3

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