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Prevalence of malnutrition in Parkinson's disease : a systematic review

Sheard, Jamie M., Ash, Susan, Silburn, Peter A., & Kerr, Graham K. (2011) Prevalence of malnutrition in Parkinson's disease : a systematic review. Nutrition Reviews, 69(9), pp. 520-532.

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    Abstract

    Parkinson's disease (PD) patients may be at higher risk of malnutrition because of the symptoms associated with the disease and the side effects of the medication used to manage it. A decline in nutritional status is associated with many adverse outcomes related to health and quality of life. It is not clear, however, to what extent this population is currently affected by malnutrition. The objective of this review was to systematically assess the methodology and outcomes of studies reporting the prevalence of malnutrition in PD patients. Studies that attempted to classify participants with PD into nutritional risk and/or malnutrition categories using body mass index, weight change, anthropometric measures, and nutritional screening and assessment scores were included. The prevalence of malnutrition ranged from 0% to 24% in PD patients, while 3–60% of PD patients were reported to be at risk of malnutrition. There was a large degree of variation among studies in the methods chosen, the definition of malnutrition using those methods, and the detail in which the methodological protocols were reported. The true extent of malnutrition in the PD population has yet to be accurately quantified. It is important, however, to screen for malnutrition at the time of PD diagnosis.

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    ID Code: 45910
    Item Type: Journal Article
    Keywords: malnutrition, nutritional status, Parkinson's disease, prevalence
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1753-4887.2011.00413.x
    ISSN: 0029-6643
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NEUROSCIENCES (110900) > Neurology and Neuromuscular Diseases (110904)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NUTRITION AND DIETETICS (111100) > Clinical and Sports Nutrition (111101)
    Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
    Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
    Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
    Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 International Life Sciences Institute
    Copyright Statement: The definitive version is available at www3.interscience.wiley.com
    Deposited On: 14 Sep 2011 07:38
    Last Modified: 11 Nov 2011 17:06

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