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dc.contributor.authorRoss, Lynda
dc.contributor.authorChong, Shu Han
dc.contributor.authorMason, Belinda
dc.contributor.authorHealy, Helen
dc.description.abstractObjective: To develop and evaluate a screening version of the validated Scored Sodium Questionnaire (SSQ). Design: Development phase—a Scored Sodium Questionnaire–Screening Form (SSQ-SF) and scoring system were developed using data previously collected in 47 chronic kidney disease outpatients participating in the SSQ validation study; evaluation phase—conducted in 49 participants with end-stage kidney disease on hemodialysis and 16 nursing staff. Subjects: A total of 49 outpatients (61% male) aged 63.1 ± 14.8 years attending a hemodialysis kidney clinic at a tertiary referral hospital in Australia. On separate occasions, participants completed the SSQ, the SSQ-SF, and a feasibility questionnaire. Nursing staff from the same clinic completed a feasibility questionnaire. Main Outcome Measures: Time and ease of completion; association and agreement between the SSQ and SSQ-SF scores; assessment of binary classifications for sodium consumption: sensitivity and specificity. Results: Median time to complete the SSQ-SF was 4 minutes versus 10 minutes for the SSQ (P < .01); 93% of participants and nursing staff agreed that the SSQ-SF was easy to complete. There was strong and significant association between total SSQ and SSQ-SF scores (r = 0.777, P ≤ .01), with strong agreement between individual scores and no fixed bias. Compared with the SSQ, the SSQ-SF score cut-point of ≥50 successfully classified 23 of 27 participants as high sodium consumers: sensitivity 85% and specificity 68%. Conclusion: The SSQ-SF is quick and feasible to implement in the clinical setting and may be a useful first step for screening the sodium intakes of kidney disease patients for referral into the nutrition care process.
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Renal Nutrition
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical sciences not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNutrition and dietetics
dc.titleDevelopment and Evaluation of a Scored Sodium Questionnaire-Screening Form for Kidney Disease Patients
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Allied Health Sciences
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gro.griffith.authorRoss, Lynda J.

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