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FNH 480 - Professional Dietetic Practice III

MeSH related to nutrition and health

Here is a list of potentially useful Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) with their associated scope notes for searching in MEDLINE.

  • Food-Drug Interactions - The pharmacological result, either desirable or undesirable, of drugs interacting with components of the diet.
  • Nutritional Status - State of the body in relation to the consumption and utilization of nutrients.
  • Malnutrition - An imbalanced nutritional status resulted from insufficient intake of nutrients to meet normal physiological requirement.
  • Nutrition Disorders - Disorders caused by nutritional imbalance, either overnutrition or undernutrition.
  • Health Status - The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.
  • Risk Assessment - The qualitative or quantitative estimation of the likelihood of adverse effects that may result from exposure to specified health hazards or from the absence of beneficial influences.
  • Risk Factors - An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.
  • Socioeconomic Factors - Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.
  • Time Factors - Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations. e.g. daily use of supplement

MeSH and keywords related to research methods

Retrospective Chart Review

  • Retrospective Studies [MeSH]
  • exp Medical Records [MeSH]
  • "chart review" [keyword]

Practice Standard

  • Practice Guideline [MeSH publication type]
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic [MeSH] - may be more useful
  • Standards [Subheading to be used with topic]

Validated Screening Tool

  • Nutritional Assessment [MeSH] - NT Nutrition Surveys (and even more NT Diet Survey)
  • Questionnaires [MeSH] - NT Self Report [MeSH]
  • Mass Screening [MeSH]
  • “Reproducibility of Results” [MeSH]

Analysis of Existing Data

  • Registries [MeSH]
  • Databases, Factual [MeSH]
  • "existing data" [keyword]