NUR 1772 Rasmussen Starting the Conversation Dietary Assessment Discussion

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NUR 1772

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Find a dietary assessment tool that can be used either generally or for a specific alteration in health.

When you have found your assessment tool, answer the following questions:

  • What is the purpose of this tool?
  • Do you believe that the purpose is fulfilled based on the questions being asked? Why?
  • In what ways does the tool account for the individual perceptions and needs of the client?
  • Is there a nutritional history included? What does it cover?
  • Is the tool easy to use? Why or why not?
  • Does the tool provide enough information to determine next steps or interventions? Explain.

The writing assignment should be no more than 2 pages and APA Editorial Format must be used for citations and references used. Attach a copy of the assessment tool.

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Dietary Assessment
The tool that I decided to use is Starting The Conversation (STC). For management and
prevention of chronic diseases, brief but effective dietary tools of assessment are required to do
guiding and counselling, risk determination and progress monitoring in a range of settings. STC
is an eight-item tool of food frequency tailored for use in basic care as well as health promotion
settings. Its main purpose is to investigate the validity, sensitivity and feasibility to change of
STC, which is a simplified screener tool for both assessing and counselling.
Basing on the questions asked, in Starting the Conversation, the purpose is fulfilled.
There is a concern to establish fast foods that have been consumed. Also, there is a need to know
if the fruits were served and if they were served daily to offer guidance and counselling. The
questions are aimed at establishing the frequency of the food to promote health and primary care
This tool accounts for the needs of the client as well as individual perceptions since it
provides an attractive alternative for dietary assessment alongside intervention by none dietitians
in busy clinical settings (Gandy, 2019). To the knowledge of the client, it is the shortest available
tool designed to help in the identification of atherogenic dietary patterns as well as gui...

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