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    Title: Assessing the prevalence of malnutrition with the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) in a nationally representative sample of elderly Taiwanese
    Authors: Tsai, AC;Tsai, A. C.;Ho, CS;Ho, C. -S.;Chang, MC;Chang, M. -C.
    Contributors: Department of Healthcare Administration
    Keywords: Mini Nutritional Assessment;elderly;malnutrition;nutritional risk;Taiwan;BODY-MASS INDEX;PEOPLE;HEALTH;STATE;RISK
    Date: 2008-04
    Issue Date: 2010-03-26 10:52:44 (UTC+8)
    Publisher: Asia University
    Abstract: Objective: The study was to determine whether the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) could be used as a tool to effectively identify malnourished elderly in a non-Caucasian population.Design: The study was a part of a population-based multistage random sample survey.Setting: In-home face-to-face interviews.Participants: Randomly selected 1583 men and 1307 women, 65 years or older, in Taiwan.Measurements: Assessing nutritional risk status of participants with the Mini Nutritional Assessment.Results: The prevalence of malnutrition is 1.7% in elderly men and 2.4% in elderly women, 65 years or older. The proportion at risk of malnutrition is 13.1%.Conclusion: To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study to apply the MNA to estimate the prevalence of malnutrition in the elderly in a nationally representative sample. Results suggest that the MNA can identify malnourished elderly in a non-Caucasian population. However, it appears that the functionality of the instrument can be improved by adapting population-specific anthropometric cutoff standards.
    Relation: JOURNAL OF NUTRITION HEALTH & AGING 12 (4): 239-243
    Appears in Collections:[健康產業管理學系] 期刊論文

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