Nutritional State, Functionality & Mortality in Nursing Home Residents Rebecca Diekmann

ISBN: 9783838128139

Published: August 18th 2011

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104 pages


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Nutritional State, Functionality & Mortality in Nursing Home Residents  by  Rebecca Diekmann

Nutritional State, Functionality & Mortality in Nursing Home Residents by Rebecca Diekmann
August 18th 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 104 pages | ISBN: 9783838128139 | 6.17 Mb

Elderly people 65 years or older, particularly those with functional and cognitive deficits such as nursing home residents are at high risk of malnutrition. Numerous methods for the determination of nutritional status or risk of malnutrition areMoreElderly people 65 years or older, particularly those with functional and cognitive deficits such as nursing home residents are at high risk of malnutrition. Numerous methods for the determination of nutritional status or risk of malnutrition are currently available with a universally accepted gold standard still missing.

In this volume, different methods for the determination of nutritional status are presented, and their practicability evaluated by a 12-month longitudinal study. The Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA(r)), representing the currently most widely used tool for the identification of nutritional risks in elderly people, was tested with regard to its applicability in residents with cognitive deficits and compared with its application by the nursing staff. Furthermore, the association of the body mass index (BMI), another popular method for estimation of nutritional status, and vitamin blood levels with functional status and mortality in a cohort of nursing home residents is evaluated and discussed in this book.



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