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The nutritional status of frail elderly with care needs according to the mini-nutritional assessment.
Clin Nutr 2006; 25(6):962-7CN

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND AIMS

Although malnutrition is common in the geriatric population, the relationship between frail elderly with various care needs and nutritional status remains unknown. The purpose of this study was to analyze the association between subjects with higher care needs and poorer nutritional status in the Japanese community-dwelling frail elderly.

METHODS

A total of 281 community-dwelling elderly subjects from day-care centers (81.9+/-7.2yr of age mean+/-SD; 72 men and 209 women) who were eligible for Long-Term Care Insurance were enrolled in this study to evaluate their nutritional status using the mini-nutritional assessment. The levels of care needs of participants were classified into six levels according to the Long-Term Care Insurance program.

RESULTS

According to the mini-nutritional assessment classification, 39.9%, 51.2%, and 8.9% of the participants were assessed as well-nourished, at-risk of malnutrition, and malnourished, respectively. There were significant differences among the six groups with regard to the nutritional status; subjects with higher care needs were associated with poorer nutritional status. In the higher care needs group, more than half of the subjects did not know their weight change during 3-month intervals.

CONCLUSIONS

The population of elderly with higher care needs in the community is associated with a higher prevalence of malnutrition.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Geriatric, Nagoya University, Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16859814

Citation

Izawa, Sachiko, et al. "The Nutritional Status of Frail Elderly With Care Needs According to the Mini-nutritional Assessment." Clinical Nutrition (Edinburgh, Scotland), vol. 25, no. 6, 2006, pp. 962-7.
Izawa S, Kuzuya M, Okada K, et al. The nutritional status of frail elderly with care needs according to the mini-nutritional assessment. Clin Nutr. 2006;25(6):962-7.
Izawa, S., Kuzuya, M., Okada, K., Enoki, H., Koike, T., Kanda, S., & Iguchi, A. (2006). The nutritional status of frail elderly with care needs according to the mini-nutritional assessment. Clinical Nutrition (Edinburgh, Scotland), 25(6), pp. 962-7.
Izawa S, et al. The Nutritional Status of Frail Elderly With Care Needs According to the Mini-nutritional Assessment. Clin Nutr. 2006;25(6):962-7. PubMed PMID: 16859814.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The nutritional status of frail elderly with care needs according to the mini-nutritional assessment. AU - Izawa,Sachiko, AU - Kuzuya,Masafumi, AU - Okada,Kiwako, AU - Enoki,Hiromi, AU - Koike,Teruhiko, AU - Kanda,Shigeru, AU - Iguchi,Akihisa, Y1 - 2006/07/21/ PY - 2005/12/02/received PY - 2006/03/19/revised PY - 2006/05/21/accepted PY - 2006/7/25/pubmed PY - 2007/3/14/medline PY - 2006/7/25/entrez SP - 962 EP - 7 JF - Clinical nutrition (Edinburgh, Scotland) JO - Clin Nutr VL - 25 IS - 6 N2 - BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Although malnutrition is common in the geriatric population, the relationship between frail elderly with various care needs and nutritional status remains unknown. The purpose of this study was to analyze the association between subjects with higher care needs and poorer nutritional status in the Japanese community-dwelling frail elderly. METHODS: A total of 281 community-dwelling elderly subjects from day-care centers (81.9+/-7.2yr of age mean+/-SD; 72 men and 209 women) who were eligible for Long-Term Care Insurance were enrolled in this study to evaluate their nutritional status using the mini-nutritional assessment. The levels of care needs of participants were classified into six levels according to the Long-Term Care Insurance program. RESULTS: According to the mini-nutritional assessment classification, 39.9%, 51.2%, and 8.9% of the participants were assessed as well-nourished, at-risk of malnutrition, and malnourished, respectively. There were significant differences among the six groups with regard to the nutritional status; subjects with higher care needs were associated with poorer nutritional status. In the higher care needs group, more than half of the subjects did not know their weight change during 3-month intervals. CONCLUSIONS: The population of elderly with higher care needs in the community is associated with a higher prevalence of malnutrition. SN - 0261-5614 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16859814/The_nutritional_status_of_frail_elderly_with_care_needs_according_to_the_mini_nutritional_assessment_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0261-5614(06)00114-2 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -