Consensus on the standard terminology used in the nutrition care of adult patients with chronic kidney disease

Cristina Martins, Simone L. Saeki, Marcelo Mazza do Nascimento, Fernando M. Lucas, Ana Maria Vavruk, Christiane L. Meireles, Sandra Justino, Denise Mafra, Estela Iraci Rabito, Maria Eliana Madalozzo Schieferdecker, Letícia Fuganti Campos, Denise P.J. van Aanholt, Ana Adélia Hordonho, Marcia Samia Pinheiro Fidelix

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This nutrition consensus document is the first to coordinate the efforts of three professional organizations – the Brazilian Association of Nutrition (Asbran), the Brazilian Society of Nephrology (SBN), and the Brazilian Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (Braspen/SBNPE) – to select terminology and international standardized tools used in nutrition care. Its purpose is to improve the training delivered to nutritionists working with adult patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Eleven questions were developed concerning patient screening, care, and nutrition outcome management. The recommendations set out in this document were developed based on international guidelines and papers published in electronic databases such as PubMed, EMBASE™, CINHAL, Web of Science, and Cochrane. From a list of internationally standardized terms, twenty nutritionists selected the ones they deemed relevant in clinical practice involving outpatients with CKD. The content validity index (CVI) was calculated with 80% agreement in the answers. The Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) framework was used to assess the strength of evidence and recommendations. A total of 107 terms related to Nutrition Assessment and Reassessment, 28 to Diagnosis, nine to Intervention, and 94 to Monitoring and Evaluation were selected. The list of selected terms and identified tools will be used in the development of training programs and the implementation of standardized nutrition terminology for nutritionists working with patients with chronic kidney disease in Brazil.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)236-253
Number of pages18
JournalBrazilian Journal of Nephrology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2021


  • Chronic
  • Food assistance
  • Malnutrition
  • Nutritional sciences
  • Renal insufficiency
  • Terminology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology


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