Two studies comparing RMR and the Penn State equation report adequate precision (79% of non-obese subjects predicted within 10% of RMR). Further research in the critically ill population is needed regarding the Penn State equation.
Overall strength of the available supporting evidence: Grade I - good; Grade II - fair; Grade III - limited; Grade IV - expert opinion; Grade V: not assignable
For additional information regarding how to interpret grades, click here
Date of Literature Review for the Evidence Analysis: June 2006
Search Plan and Results
What were the search parameters and selection criteria used to identify literature to answer this question? For more information, click on the Search Plan and Results link below.
CI: Determination of RMR
* This is a user feedback tool only. If you have specific questions requiring
a response, please use the contact link at the top of this page.