Which patients need SEFI®?

  • SEFI® is helpful in the following adult patients: community practice, at hospital (in- and out-patients), home patients and older patients at nursing home. (6-12)

  • In older people living in nursing home, the SEFI® visual evaluation of the consumed portions, by the caregiver, allows the screening of malnutrition. (9)

  • In the community practice, the SEFI® visual analogue scale is helpful for diagnosing malnutrition. (12)

6. Hiesmayr M, et al. Decreased food intake is a risk factor for mortality in hospitalised patients: The Nutrition Day survey 2006. Clin Nutr 2009;28:484-491.
7. Preiser JC, Hiesmayr M, et al. Epidémiologie de la dénutrition chez le malade hospitalisé. In : Quilliot D, Thibault R, Bachmann P, Guex E, Zeanandin G, Coti-Bertrand P, Dubern B, Peretti N, Caldari D, editors. Traité de Nutrition Clinique à tous les âges de la vie, 4e ed. Éditions de la SFNCM, K’noë ; Paris 2016. Chap. 41, pages 633-646.
8. Thibault R, et al. Use of 10-point analogue scales to estimate dietary intake: A prospective study in patients nutritionally at-risk. Clin Nutr 2009;28:134-140.
9. Mesbah S, et al. The self evaluation of food intake SEFI® is feasible and diagnoses malnutrition in the older people living in a nursing home. Clin Nutr 2018;37 (Suppl1): S6.
10. Buzby GP, et al. A randomised clinical trial of total parenteral nutrition in malnourished surgical patients: the rationale and impact of previous clinical trials and pilot study on protocol design. Am J Clin Nutr 1988;47 (Suppl. 2):357-365.
11. Guerdoux-Ninot et al. Assessing dietary intake in accordance with guidelines: Useful correlations with an ingesta-Verbal/Visual Analogue Scale in medical oncology patients. Clin Nutr 2018, Jun 30. pii: S0261-5614(18)31193-2. doi: 10.1016/j.clnu.2018.06.974.
12. Bouette G, et al. The self evaluation of food intake SEFI® as a tool for malnutrition screening in the community setting: prospective non interventional multicentric study. JFN congress 2018, article in preparation.