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Table 5

Comparison of four screening tools for malnutrition with ESPEN diagnostic criteria in cystic echinococcosis patients.

Nutritional screening tools Nutritional screening results ESPEN criteria
Sensitivity (%) Specificity (%) Positive predictive value (%) Negative predictive value (%) Positive likelihood ratio (LR +) Negative predictive value (LR −) K value AUC
Malnourished Not malnourished
NRS2002 High risk (94) 54 40 79.4 75.8 57.4 89.9 3.28 0.27 0.496 0.776
No/low risk (139) 14 125
MUST High risk (120) 62 58 91.1 64.8 51.7 94.6 2.59 0.14 0.457 0.780
No/low risk (113) 6 107
MNA-SF High risk (109) 61 48 89.7 70.9 55.9 94.3 3.08 0.14 0.515 0.803
No/low risk (124) 7 117
NRI High risk (119) 45 74 66.1 55,1 37.8 79.8 1.48 0.61 0.175 0.607
No/low risk (114) 23 91

Abbreviations: NRS 2002, Nutritional Risk Screening 2002; MUST, Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool; MNA-SF, Short Form of Mini Nutritional Assessment; NRI, nutrition risk index; ESPEN, European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism; AUC, area-under-the-curve from ROC.

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