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Table 1 Items of the Graz Malnutrition Screening Tool (GMS).

From: Psychometric testing of the "Graz Malnutrition Screening Tool" (GMS) - Validity, Reliability, Sensitivity & Specificity

Item Points
1. Weight loss within the last 3 months 0 to 2 points
2. Body Mass Index 0 to 2 points
3. Changes in nutritional intake
3 separate questions:
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea/vomiting/diarrhea,
  • problems with chewing- and/or swallowing
0 to 3 points
4. Severity of disease 0 to 2 points
5. Age 1 additional point for being ≥ 65 years