Malnutrition prevalence in aged care residents: A pilot study

Kellett, Jane, Kyle, Greg J., Itsiopoulos, Catherine, Naunton, Mark, & Bacon, Rachel (2015) Malnutrition prevalence in aged care residents: A pilot study. Topics in Clinical Nutrition, 30(3), pp. 276-280.

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Abstract

Malnutrition is a significant clinical and public health problem. The prevalence of malnutrition was determined in a sample of older people living in 2 residential aged care facilities in Australia. The Subjective Global Assessment tool was used to determine the prevalence of malnutrition in 57 residents. The majority of residents were well nourished (67), 26 moderately malnourished, and 7 severely malnourished. Prevalence of malnutrition was higher for those receiving high-level care (42), but this was not statistically significant (P =.437). No relationship was found between malnutrition status and age (P =.529) or sex (P =.839).

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ID Code: 91689
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: aged, clinical effectiveness, disease severity, geriatric care, health care utilization
DOI: 10.1097/TIN.0000000000000042
ISSN: 1550-5146
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Past > Schools > Pharmacy
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.
Deposited On: 11 Jan 2016 03:10
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2016 13:39

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