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Nutritional status in elderly people admitted to community residential homes: comparisons between two cohorts.
J Nutr Health Aging 2006 May-Jun; 10(3):232-8JN

Abstract

The aim was to describe nutritional status and socio-demographic and medical data in people who were newly admitted to community residential homes (cohort 2), and to compare the results with a previous study performed in the same municipality four years earlier (cohort 1). One hundred and twenty-seven people, 65 years of age, or older, newly admitted to residential homes in a municipality in the southern part of Sweden, were consecutively included. Nutritional status was assessed, using a combination of anthropometry and serum protein measurements and by Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA). The results showed that 32% of the residents in cohort 2 were assessed as protein-energy malnourished (PEM), compared with 38% in cohort 1. Body mass index, psychological stress or acute disease, and reduced fluid intake were items in MNA which had power to predict PEM. Residents in cohort 2, diagnosed as having severe medical diseases, increased as well as residents with neuropsychological problems. Simultaneously, the number living in residential homes decreased, as compared to cohort 1. These differences indicate that the admission criteria have changed between cohorts 1 and 2.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Medicine and Care, Faculty of Health Science, Linköping, Sweden. kerstin.wikby@telia.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16622585

Citation

Wikby, K, et al. "Nutritional Status in Elderly People Admitted to Community Residential Homes: Comparisons Between Two Cohorts." The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, vol. 10, no. 3, 2006, pp. 232-8.
Wikby K, Ek AC, Christensson L. Nutritional status in elderly people admitted to community residential homes: comparisons between two cohorts. J Nutr Health Aging. 2006;10(3):232-8.
Wikby, K., Ek, A. C., & Christensson, L. (2006). Nutritional status in elderly people admitted to community residential homes: comparisons between two cohorts. The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, 10(3), pp. 232-8.
Wikby K, Ek AC, Christensson L. Nutritional Status in Elderly People Admitted to Community Residential Homes: Comparisons Between Two Cohorts. J Nutr Health Aging. 2006;10(3):232-8. PubMed PMID: 16622585.
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