Journal article

Can the mini nutritional assessment (MNAA (R)) be used as a nutrition evaluation tool for subacute inpatients over an average length of stay?

KE McDougall, PL Cooper, AJ Stewart, CE Huggins

JOURNAL OF NUTRITION HEALTH & AGING | SPRINGER FRANCE | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The prevalence of malnutrition in subacute inpatient settings has been reported to be 30-50%. While there are a number of nutrition evaluation tools which have been validated to diagnose malnutrition, the use of a validated nutrition evaluation tool to measure changes in nutritional status during an average length of stay for a subacute inpatient has not yet been tested. This study aims to determine the potential of the full MNA (full Mini Nutritional Assessment) and MNA (Mini Nutritional Assessment Short Form) scores to measure change in nutritional status over an average subacute inpatient stay (21 days). DESIGN: A prospective observational study. SETTING: The study was performe..

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