PRACTICE SURVEYNutrition Focused Physical Examination Practices of Registered DietitiansStankorb, Susan M. MS, RD, CNSC; Rigassio-Radler, Diane PhD, RD; Khan, Hafiz PhD; Touger-Decker, Riva PhD, RD, FADA Author Information Department of Nutritional Sciences, School of Health Related Professions (Ms Stankorb, Drs Rigassio-Radler and Touger-Decker), University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, Florida International University (Dr Khan). Ms Stankorb is now with the U.S. Military-Baylor Graduate Program in Nutrition, Fort Sam, Houston, Texas. Correspondence: Susan M. Stankorb, MS, RD, CNSC, AHS AMEDD C&S, 2250 Stanley Road, Suite 1140, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-6138 ([email protected]). Disclaimer: The view(s) expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not reflect the official policy or position of Brooke Army Medical Center, the US Army Medical Department, the US Army Office of the Surgeon General, the Department of the Army, Department of Defense or the US Government. Topics in Clinical Nutrition: October/December 2010 - Volume 25 - Issue 4 - p 335-344 doi: 10.1097/TIN.0b013e3181faba7b Buy Metrics Abstract A prospective descriptive internet-based survey was conducted to determine registered dietitian (RDs) use of Nutrition Focused Physical Examination (NFPE) skills and factors influencing use. From a random sample of 2447 RDs there was a 15.8% (n = 367) response rate. Over one-third of respondents (34.6%, n = 120) received prior NFPE training. Anthropometric measurements were among the skills most frequently reported as those that were “performed independently”. For 13 of 20 skills the most frequent response was “do not perform or use in assessment.” Those with prior NFPE training were significantly more likely to independently perform select skills (P < .0001). An increased emphasis on NFPE training may influence NFPE usage. © 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.