Assessment and evaluation of the nutritional status of the elderly using 2 different instruments.


Kucukerdonmez O., Koksal E. , Rakicioglu N., Pekcan G.

Saudi medical journal, vol.26, pp.1611-6, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Title of Journal : Saudi medical journal
  • Page Numbers: pp.1611-6

Abstract

Objectives: The elderly population continues to increase in most countries and inadequate nutrition is a common problem affecting their functional and physical status. Therefore, we should periodically assess the nutritional status of the elderly using practical methods. Our study objectives are to assess the nutritional status of the elderly using 2 different methods: Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) and Nutritional Screening Initiative Checklist (NSIC), and to evaluate the consistency of the methods.