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MNA predictive value in the follow-up of geriatric patients.
J Nutr Health Aging 2003; 7(5):282-93JN

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

The aim of this study is to verify, in a sample of elderly subjects admitted to long-term care, the impact of malnutrition, according to the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA), on mortality and on the occurrence of Adverse Clinical Events in a 3-12 months follow-up study.

SUBJECTS

The survey included all patients admitted to a geriatric hospital--"Villa delle Querce", Nemi (Rome, Italy)--between January 1997 and April 2000, whose nutritional status we were able to monitor for over 3 months. The study comprised 167 elderly subjects, of which 125 women (74.9%) aged 83.3 8 years (60-95 years), and 42 men (25.1%) aged 79.6 9 years with an average follow-up period of 7.5 months.

METHODS

Upon admission and at every check we evaluated each subject's cognitive functions, functional status, co-morbidity, frailty, nutritional status (anthropometric and biochemical indices; MNA). During the follow-up we recorded Adverse Clinical Events. We calculated the predictive value of MNA, we correlated variations in MNA scores with variations of nutritional parameters.

RESULTS

MNA's predictive ability both upon admission and upon discharge was found to be excellent. The MNA score was found to be correlated-although not to a very high degree-with variations nutritional parameters. Even more than malnutrition, a low MNA score was found to be predictive of a greater incidence of Adverse Clinical Events during hospitalisation and of higher mortality.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Istituto Nazionale di Statistica, Rome, Italy. Lorenzomaria.Donini @ uniroma1.itNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12917741

Citation

Donini, L M., et al. "MNA Predictive Value in the Follow-up of Geriatric Patients." The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, vol. 7, no. 5, 2003, pp. 282-93.
Donini LM, Savina C, Rosano A, et al. MNA predictive value in the follow-up of geriatric patients. J Nutr Health Aging. 2003;7(5):282-93.
Donini, L. M., Savina, C., Rosano, A., De Felice, M. R., Tassi, L., De Bernardini, L., ... Cannella, C. (2003). MNA predictive value in the follow-up of geriatric patients. The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, 7(5), pp. 282-93.
Donini LM, et al. MNA Predictive Value in the Follow-up of Geriatric Patients. J Nutr Health Aging. 2003;7(5):282-93. PubMed PMID: 12917741.
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TY - JOUR T1 - MNA predictive value in the follow-up of geriatric patients. AU - Donini,L M, AU - Savina,C, AU - Rosano,A, AU - De Felice,M R, AU - Tassi,L, AU - De Bernardini,L, AU - Pinto,A, AU - Giusti,A M, AU - Cannella,C, PY - 2003/8/15/pubmed PY - 2003/12/16/medline PY - 2003/8/15/entrez SP - 282 EP - 93 JF - The journal of nutrition, health & aging JO - J Nutr Health Aging VL - 7 IS - 5 N2 - OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to verify, in a sample of elderly subjects admitted to long-term care, the impact of malnutrition, according to the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA), on mortality and on the occurrence of Adverse Clinical Events in a 3-12 months follow-up study. SUBJECTS: The survey included all patients admitted to a geriatric hospital--"Villa delle Querce", Nemi (Rome, Italy)--between January 1997 and April 2000, whose nutritional status we were able to monitor for over 3 months. The study comprised 167 elderly subjects, of which 125 women (74.9%) aged 83.3 8 years (60-95 years), and 42 men (25.1%) aged 79.6 9 years with an average follow-up period of 7.5 months. METHODS: Upon admission and at every check we evaluated each subject's cognitive functions, functional status, co-morbidity, frailty, nutritional status (anthropometric and biochemical indices; MNA). During the follow-up we recorded Adverse Clinical Events. We calculated the predictive value of MNA, we correlated variations in MNA scores with variations of nutritional parameters. RESULTS: MNA's predictive ability both upon admission and upon discharge was found to be excellent. The MNA score was found to be correlated-although not to a very high degree-with variations nutritional parameters. Even more than malnutrition, a low MNA score was found to be predictive of a greater incidence of Adverse Clinical Events during hospitalisation and of higher mortality. SN - 1279-7707 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12917741/MNA_predictive_value_in_the_follow_up_of_geriatric_patients_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/malnutrition.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -