MNA® Literature Database

Welcome to the MNA® Literature Database.  Here you will find valuable information on the extensive research that supports use of the MNA® in the elderly.  Currently there are more than 1100 published research articles that reference the MNA®.  Access links to abstracts of all MNA® articles and references cited on the website using the search function, e.g. select “Abstract” and enter a keyword to search abstracts.

Total Records Found: 1162, showing 10 per page
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Title Mini nutritional assessment : A practical assessment tool for grading the nutritional state of elderly patients.
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Authors Guigoz Y, Vellas B, Garry PJ
Publication Year 1994
Journals Facts, Research in Gerontology.
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Issue 2
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Endpage 59
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Title Prediction of stature in the French elderly.
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Authors Guo SS, Wu X, Vellas B, Guigoz Y, Chumlea WC
Publication Year 1994
Journals Age & Nutr.
Volume 5
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Startpage 169-
Endpage 173
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Link to details 361
Title Comprehensive geriatric assessment: a meta-analysis of controlled trials.
Abstract There is disagreement on the usefulness of comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) due to conflicting results from individual trials. We did a meta-analysis on 28 controlled trials comprising 4959 subjects allocated to one of five CGA types and 4912 controls. Published data were supplemented with reanalysed data provided by the original investigators. We calculated combined odds ratios of important outcomes by pooling data from individual trials with multivariate logistic regression. Combined odds ratio (95% confidence interval) of living at home at follow-up was 1.68 (1.17-2.41) for geriatric evaluation and management units, 1.49 (1.12-1.98) for hospital-home assessment services, and 1.20 (1.05-1.37) for home assessment services. Covariate analysis showed that programmes with control over medical recommendations and extended ambulatory follow-up were more likely to be effective. Our analysis suggests that CGA programmes linking geriatric evaluation with strong long-term management are effective for improving survival and function in older persons
Authors Stuck AE, Siu AL, Wieland GD, Adams J, Rubenstein LZ
Publication Year 1993
Journals Lancet.
Volume 342
Issue 8878
Startpage 1032-
Endpage 1036
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Title The prevalence of undiagnosed protein-calorie undernutrition in a population of hospitalized elderly patients.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine the extent to which patients with objective signs of malnutrition had been diagnosed as such by physicians and the diagnosis documented in the medical record. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SUBJECTS: All non-critically ill patients (n = 121) aged 70 years or older admitted to an Oslo hospital during a 3-week period. METHODS: Compared problem list and other elements of the medical record with observations of height, weight, triceps skinfold, midarm circumference, and arm-muscle circumference made on first weekday in hospital. Serum albumin available on 66 subjects. MAIN RESULTS: Nine patients had weight/height ratios below 60% of normal, 16 patients between 60% and 75%, and 41 patients between 74% and 90% of normal. Of these 66 patients, only 24 were recognized as malnourished on admission, only five received nutritional support, and none was diagnosed as having malnutrition at the time of discharge. CONCLUSIONS: Malnutrition is underdiagnosed and undertreated. The consequences of this are likely to be deleterious to health.
Authors Mowe M, Bohmer T
Publication Year 1991
Journals J Am Geriatr Soc.
Volume 39
Issue 11
Startpage 1089-
Endpage 92
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Title Nutrition and the elderly. A European collaborative study in cooperation with World Health Organisation (WHO-SPRA) and the International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS) Committee on Geriatric Nutrition. Manual of operations, Euronut Report 11.
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Publication Year 1988
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Title Performance-oriented assessment of mobility problems in elderly patients.
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Authors Tinetti ME
Publication Year 1986
Journals J Am Geriatr Soc.
Volume 34
Issue 2
Startpage 119-
Endpage 126
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Title Development and validation of a geriatric depression scale: a preliminary report.
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Authors Yesavage JA, Brink TL
Publication Year 1983
Journals J Psychiatr Res.
Volume 17
Issue 1
Startpage 37-
Endpage 49
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Title Malnutrition in the hospitalized geriatric patient.
Abstract The nutritional status of 59 consecutive geriatric male patients admitted to the medical service of a Veterans Administration Hospital was evaluated and compared with that of 93 younger patients admitted during the period. Protein-calorie malnutrition was diagnosed in 61 per cent of patients aged 65 or older compared with 28 per cent of patients younger than 65. The death rate and the incidence of infection were higher in the malnourished geriatric patients, however, there was no increase in the incidences of these abnormal findings compared with well-nourished patients udder the age of 65. The presence of malnutrition on admission, regardless of age, predicted a significant increase in the risk of infection or death during the hospital course
Authors Bienia R, Ratcliff S, Barbour GL, Kummer M
Publication Year 1982
Journals J Am Geriatr Soc.
Volume 30
Issue 7
Startpage 433-
Endpage 436
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Title Assessing the elderly. A practical guide to measurement.
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Authors Kane RA, Kane RL
Publication Year 1981
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Title Mini-Mental State: A practical method for grading the cognitive state of patients for the clinician.
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Authors Folstein MF, Folstein S, McHuth PR
Publication Year 1975
Journals J Psychiatr Res.
Volume 12
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Startpage 189-
Endpage 198
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