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Project Title
A Two-Phase International Approach to Teaching Nutrition-Focused Physical Examination

Project Type

Project Overview
This study employs a combination of in-person and virtual media to evaluate knowledge-change, skill-acquisition, and change in practices over one year in dietetic educators and dietitian clinicians in Malaysia after the completion of a two-day in-person face-to-face (F2F) workshop and quarterly F2F online educational sessions. In dietetic educators, we will explore changes in how Nutrition-Focused Physical Examination (NFPE) is integrated into the curricula and used with students. With clinicians, we will explore changes in NFPE practices of dietitian clinician participants in Malaysia.

This project provides new knowledge and skills for dietetic educators and clinicians who mentor students and care for patients. Dietitians in Malaysia do not practice NFPE largely due to a lack of available training. Those enrolled in this project will be the leaders in directing changes in education and practice and in documenting outcomes, including malnutrition diagnosis, which ultimately improves patient care in Malaysia.

Principal Investigator
Jennifer Tomesko

Additional Investigators
Rebecca Brody, Riva Touger-Decker, Gary Heir, Winnie Chee, Chen Seon Ting, Allan Pau

Rutgers Departments and Schools/Units Involved
School of Health Professions, Department of Nutritional Sciences; Rutgers School of Dental Medicine

Project Location

Rutgers Global

Project Collaborators (partners external to Rutgers)
International Medical University School of Health Sciences, International Medical University School of Dentistry