ERIC Number: ED138700
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Nutrition Problem Classification for Children and Youth.
Health Services Administration (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD. Bureau of Community Health Services.
This nutrition problem classification system is an attempt to classify the nutritional needs and problems of children and youth. Its two most important uses are problem identification and monitoring for individual patients and creation of an information base for developing program plans for intervention in a service population. The classification codes are intended: to assist in identification of problems and to describe health status, to make summarizations of problems and status easier for groups of served persons, and to be used in patient care planning, care evaluation audit and review. They can also be used to form a base for field research. This system classifies problems into six major groupings: physical problems or long-term illness, behavioral/emotional/learning problems, the child's environment; growth and development, stress and transient situations, and child rearing and home management. A seventh grouping describes the child's state of health as "well" within the expertise of the nutrition discipline, while also classifying anticipatory needs of children whose current state of health is either "well" or "not well". The diagnostic codes have been designed as a four digit categorization system. Separate numerical codes have been developed on the basis of frequency of occurrence, importance and preciseness of characterization of the condition or problem. (Author/JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Services and Mental Health Administration (DHEW), Rockville, MD. Maternal and Child Health Service.
Authoring Institution: Health Services Administration (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD. Bureau of Community Health Services.