Is it possible using handgrip strength instead of body mass index in MNA-SF test to assess the nutritional status of geriatric patients?


Kizilarslanoglu M. C. , Kilic M. K. , Gokce D., Sakalar T., Ulger Z.

JOURNAL OF NUTRITION HEALTH & AGING, vol.21, no.5, pp.579-584, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12603-016-0744-8
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF NUTRITION HEALTH & AGING
  • Page Numbers: pp.579-584

Abstract

In Mini-Nutritional Assessment-Short Form (MNA-SF) test, a practical and reliable alternative parameter is still necessary for patients with difficult body mass index evaluation. We aimed to show whether or not handgrip strength may be used instead of body mass index (BMI) in MNA-SF test.