Detecting and Assessing Caloric Dysregulation in ALS
A screening tool for the early detection of eating disorders related to ALS.
Clinical Care Tools - Symptom Management
The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Workgroup of
Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care
Hiroshi Mitsumoto, MD, Chair
Hiroshi Mitsumoto, MD
Chair, ALS Workgroup
Eleanor & Lou Gehrig MDA/ALS Center
College of Physicians & Surgeons
Columbia University Neurologic Institute
New York, NY
Recommendation of the workgroup for use of this instrument:
This summary of steps and the assessments needed for early detection of eating difficulties is used by clinicians to detect dysphagia, assess nutritional status and determine the need for enteral nutrition.
ALS, health status, symptom assessment, function, caloric dysregulation, medical history, eating difficulties, dysphagia, nutritional status
To use this tool:
You may print and copy this tool for your own use from the website. Please credit source.
Produced by the ALS Workgroup.
To view this tool:
ALS Appendix D, p 29 ( PDF 713 KB / 64 pages)
Posted March 10, 2005
Completing the Continuum of ALS Care: A Consensus Document
# ALS16, type:symptom_management
Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care was a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation dedicated to long-term changes in health care institutions to substantially improve care for dying people and their families. Visit PromotingExcellence.org for more resources.