Critical thinking stop point 9.2

Think about restrictions to using the MUST score as part of your assessment? What do you do once you have obtained the results?

MUST is limited due to its reliance on the BMI and the need to know any unplanned weight loss – a lot of people do not know if they have lost weight or how much they have lost. Another limitation of the MUST is that is only creates plans for underweight people, it does not consider the health needs of the overweight person who may also be malnourished.

All results should be recorded in the patient’s notes and reported to you mentor.