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Zhodnocení rizika malnutrice u seniorů - používáme správný screeningový nástroj?

Title in English Assessing the risk of malnutrition in the elderly - are we using the right screening tool?


Year of publication 2018
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Geriatrie a gerontologie
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Keywords malnutrition; NRS2002; MNA-SF; nutrition screening tool
Description The risk of malnutrition is increased in elderly patients. Inadequate nutrition contributes to the progression of many diseases, and increase morbidity and mortality, so the early identification and treatment is very important. The aim of the study was to verify the suitability of two types of screening tools to detect the risk of malnutrition in hospitalized seniors. In our study we confirm high risk of malnutrition in hospitalized geriatric patients and MNA-SF test was determined as more sensitive and therefore more suitable for a given type of patients. Patients with a cognitive impairment were identified as a particularly at risk for malnutrition, while a group of patients with intact cognitive function proved to be less risky.
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