Malnutrition in Turkish nursing homes: A correlate of short term mortality


Ulger Z., Halil M., CANKURTARAN M., Yavuz B. B. , Yesil Y., Kuyumcu M. E. , ...More

JOURNAL OF NUTRITION HEALTH & AGING, vol.17, no.4, pp.305-309, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12603-013-0016-9
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF NUTRITION HEALTH & AGING
  • Page Numbers: pp.305-309

Abstract

Elderly nursing home residents are under high risk of malnutrition. Early interventions to prevent malnutrition may play a critical role in malnutrition-mortality correlation. This study aimed to obtain insight into the prevalence of malnutrition in nursing homes in the capital city of Turkey and the role of malnutrition in predicting the risk for short-term mortality.