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Nutritional Assessment of Community N utrition using Clinical P arameters. Clinical Methods. one of the most practical and important method used in assessing the nutritional status of a community.

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clinical methods
Clinical Methods
  • one of the most practical and important method used in assessing the nutritional status of a community.
  • External examination of the body for changes in superficial epithelial tissues especiallly skin, hair, & buccal mucosa may be carried out.
  • Similarly, organs close to the surface of the body may be examined, e.g. the parotid & thyroid gland.
  • When two or more signs charateristic of a deficiency disease are present simultaneously, their diagnostic significance is greatly enhanced.
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Early clinical symptoms & signs of malnutrition are rather vague & often include weakness, lethargy, irritability, & light headedness.

  • Many of the symptoms & signs are non specific for a single nutrient defict.
  • And may be cause by insufficiency of several nutrients.
  • E.g. flaking dermatitis may be due to protein, riboflavin, or linoleic acid deficiency
advantages of clinical assessment
Advantages of Clinical Assessment
  • Physical examinations should be an integral part of most nutrition surveys for the following reasons:
  • It is inexpensive.
  • It does not require any laboratory equipment.
  • Cooperation of the subject can be achieved easily.
  • A physical examination may reveal evidence of certain nutritional deficiencies which will not be detected by dietary or laboratory methods.
  • The identification of even a few cases of clear-cut nutritional deficiency may be particularly revealing and provide a clue of malnutrition in a community.
  • The nutritional examination may reveal signs of a host of other diseases which merit diagnosis and treatment.
disadvantages of clinical assessment
DISADVANTAGES OF CLINICAL ASSESSMENT:
  • The major problems encountered in the clinical assessment of nutritional status are:
  • These have a low general prevalence in developed countries except in high risk groups.
  • Some clinical signs are non-specific of nutritional deficiency.
  • One clinical sign overlaps for more than one deficiency disorder.
  • It does not reflect the magnitude of the problem.
  • Skilled personel is required to carry out clinical examinations. 
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REFRENCES

  • NUTRITION SCIENCE
  • B. Srilakshmi
  • NUTRITION & DIETETICS with indian case studies
  • Shubhangini A Joshi
  • INTERNET