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Table 4 User-friendliness of the MNA, MEONF-II and NRS 2002, n = 87

From: Diagnostic performance of the Minimal Eating Observation and Nutrition Form - Version II (MEONF-II) and Nutritional Risk Screening 2002 (NRS 2002) among hospital inpatients - a cross-sectional study

  MNA NRS 2002 MEONF-II P-value 1
Time to complete, minutes median 10 5 5 < 0.0005 2
   q1-q3 8-10 2-10 2-10  
   min-max 3-20 1-20 1-20  
Instructions easy to understand, % 93 93 99 0.165
Items easy to understand, % 93 81 97 < 0.0005 3
Items easy to answer, % 85 75 96 < 0.0005 4
Items relevant, % 78 79 87 0.247
  1. 1) Friedman's two-way analysis of variance by ranks followed by post-hoc Wilcoxon signed ranks tests (time to complete), and Cochran's Q test followed by post-hoc McNemar tests (other data).
  2. 2) Significant difference between MNA and NRS 2002, MNA and MEONF-II (both comparisons p = 0.001; p = 0.003 following Bonferroni correction).
  3. 3) Significant difference between MNA and NRS 2002 (p = 0.004; p = 0.012 following Bonferroni correction), and between NRS 2002 and MEONF-II (p = 0.001; p = 0.003 following Bonferroni correction).
  4. 4) Significant difference between NRS 2002 and MEONF-II (p = 0.001; p = 0.003 following Bonferroni correction).
  5. MNA, Mini Nutritional Assessment; MEONF-II, Minimal Eating Observation and Nutrition Form - Version II; NRS 2002, Nutrition Risk Screening 2002; q1-q3, inter-quartile range (25th-75th percentile).