Journal article

Clinical determinants of resting metabolic rate in geriatric outpatients

Suey SY Yeung, Esmee M Reijnierse, Marijke C Trappenburg, Carel GM Meskers, Andrea B Maier

Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2020


PURPOSE: Accurate estimation of the energy requirements including resting metabolic rate (RMR) is important for optimal nutritional care, yet its clinical determinants are unknown. This study examined the associations between clinical determinants of the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) domains with RMR among geriatric outpatients. MATERIALS & METHODS: Data were retrieved from cohorts of community-dwelling older adults (n = 84, 54 female) referring to geriatrics outpatient mobility clinics in both Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Melbourne, Australia. Determinants within domains of the CGA included diseases (number, type and severity of diseases, polypharmacy), nutrition (body weight, ..

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Awarded by European Union

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the PANINI programme (no. 675003) from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie-Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement. The funder had no role in the study design, data collection, data analysis, interpretation of data, writing of the manuscript and in the decision to submit the manuscript for publication.