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Title
Establishment of a short-form screening test for malnutrition in a newly developed comprehensive geriatric assessment initiative named 'Dr. SUPERMAN'. [Article in Japanese].
Authors
Yamakawa,H.;Ohnuma,T.;Satoh,T.;Sugiyama,K.;Harikae,M.;Iwamoto,T.
Publication Year
2013
Abstract
AIM: Assessment of the nutritional state is important in comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA). Several standardized screening tests for malnutrition are available such as the Mini-Nutritional Assessment (MNA) and MNA-Short Form (MNA-SF). However, it takes more than 10 minutes to perform the MNA-SF alone. We have developed a CGA initiative named 'Dr. SUPERMAN', which is designed to accomplish CGA within 10 minutes. In this study, we evaluated a short-form screening test for malnutrition preceding the MNA. METHODS: The MNA-SF, which consists of 6 items (A-F), was administered to 163 elderly outpatients (mean age: 83.4 years, 80 men) with various diseases. Using the results of the MNA-SF score (normal >/= 12 and abnormal /= 23/CC <31 cm along with a positive wall-occiput test was a useful and valuable SF screening test for malnutrition in elderly outpatients.
Journals
Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi.
Volume
50
Issue
2
Startpage
233-
Endpage
242
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Issnisbn
0300-9173; 0300-9173
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0
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Pmid
PMID: 23979247
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