1st Edition

Adult Malnutrition Diagnosis and Treatment

Edited By Jennifer Doley, Mary J. Marian Copyright 2023
    300 Pages 58 Color & 2 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    300 Pages 58 Color & 2 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    300 Pages 58 Color & 2 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Malnutrition is a global health problem and results in significant clinical and financial consequences for people, communities, and healthcare institutions. Causes of malnutrition are often complex and multifactorial, and can include acute illness or injury, chronic disease, and a variety of socioeconomic factors.

    While many professional articles have been published on malnutrition, there is no single source of information that encompasses all aspects of the condition. Adult Malnutrition: Diagnosis and Treatment reviews the risk factors and etiologies of malnutrition, as well as screening, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment to aid healthcare professionals in the identification and successful care of individuals with this condition in a variety of settings.


    • Discusses how to identify malnutrition risks through the use of validated nutrition screening tools in diverse settings
    • Provides detailed instructions on conducting a nutrition-focused physical exam, including illustrations depicting differing degrees of muscle wasting and fat loss
    • Presents information on risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment of vitamin and mineral deficiencies, including photos illustrating signs of deficiency to aid in diagnosis
    • Details treatments for malnutrition related to acute illness/injury, chronic illness, social/environmental circumstances, or starvation
    • Reviews challenges and potential solutions to malnutrition identification and treatment in healthcare institutions

    Edited by Jennifer Doley, MBA, RDN, CNSC, FAND, and Mary Marian, DCN, RDN, CSO, FAND, FASPEN, this book serves as a key text for registered dietitian nutritionists, health practitioners, and clinicians.

    1. History 2. Diagnosis 3. Prevalence / Etiology 4. Screening 5. Assessment – Anthropometrics, Functional 6. Assessment – NFPE 7. Assessment – Oral intake of macronutrients 8. Assessment – Oral intake of vitamins 9. Assessment – Oral intake of minerals 10. Treatment / Monitoring 11. Reimbursement – inpatient 12. Implementing an inpatient malnutrition program


    Mary Marian, DCN, RDN, CSO, FAND, FASPEN Dr. Marian is an Associate Professor of Practice and Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics in the department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Arizona. Dr. Marian is also the nutritionist/dietitian for Arizona Oncology Associates. Mary is widely published and has given numerous presentations both nationally and internationally. She has also served on numerous committees for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as well as the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.). She has been the Chair for Dietitians in Nutrition Support and served on the Board of Directors for A.S.P.E.N. Dr. Marian is the recipient of numerous honors and awards including the Excellence in Clinical Practice from the American Dietetics Association. In 2014 she received the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Medallion Award. She is also Associate Editor for the journal Nutrition in Clinical Practice published by the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition and has served as lead editor for several books including “Integrating Therapeutic and Complementary Nutrition”. Jennifer Doley, MBA, RDN, CNSC, FAND Jennifer Doley received a BS in nutrition from the University of Arizona and completed a dietetic internship at Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital in Tucson, AZ. She has worked with Morrison Healthcare at Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital for over 25 years, serving in a number of roles including nutrition support dietitian. She became a Regional Clinical Nutrition Manager in 2006, supporting clinical nutrition services and malnutrition program implementation in a number of hospitals in the Southwest. Since 2008, she has also served as the Dietetic Internship Director for the Carondelet Health Network Dietetic Internship. Jennifer has published a number of professional articles and abstracts on malnutrition. In 2019 she was granted the Abbott Nutrition Alliance Award which recognizes members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics working in the hospital setting who have made significant contributions in improving awareness and taking action to address malnutrition.