Volume : III, Issue : VII, July - 2014

A Study to Assess Nutritional Status of Hospitalized Geriatric Age Group Patients of A Tertiary Care Hospital of Central India Using Mini Nutritional Assessment Score

Vivek Nagar, Saket Kale, Seema Patel, Ankur Joshi, J S Meena

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Introduction: Malnutrition in hospitalized patient in geriatric age group is a neglected problem in setting of India, with little attention towards nutritional assessment. Objective: The current study aims for nutritional assessment in geriatric population utilizing Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA). Methodology: A cross sectional study in a tertiary care hospital of central India conducted on patients ‚Č• 60 years admitted during the period of Sep to Dec 2013 using MNA tool, excluding patients with severe disability and those in Intensive care unit (ICU). Result: A significant association was found between malnutrition & older age (P=0.0001), malnutrition & female gender (0.0096) and negative correlation between MNA score and age(r= -0.488, P=0.000), using chi square test & pearsonsí correlation coefficient. Conclusion: This study is first of its kind in the setting of central India and lays a foundation of further research in context of geriatric age group in hospitalized.

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A STUDY TO ASSESS NUTRITIONAL STATUS OF HOSPITALIZED GERIATRIC AGE GROUP PATIENTS OF A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL OF CENTRAL INDIA USING MINI NUTRITIONAL ASSESSMENT SCORE, Vivek Nagar, Saket Kale, Seema Patel, Ankur Joshi, J S Meena GLOBAL JOURNAL FOR RESEARCH ANALYSIS : Volume-3 | Issue-7 | July-2014


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