Validating the mna


Methods for ground-water sampling continue to evolve.

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It was well validated in the hospital, community and long term care settings.

To save time in screening, Rubenstein et al developed a shortened version, the Mini Nutritional Assessment, thus allowing the identification of those who are malnourished with just 6 questions.

Positive and Negative Predictive Values incorporate sensitivity and specificity and are more useful to clinicians because they also consider the population being tested.

Ideally, a screening test should be highly sensitive and highly specific and have both positive predictive value and negative predictive value.

Screening tools should be validated for the targeted population, setting, and disorder or diagnosis.