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Title Mini nutritional assessment (MNA) : research and practice in the elderly / editors, Bruno Vellas, Philip J. Garry, Yves Guigoz
Published Basel : Karger, ©1999


Description 1 online resource (xii, 195 pages) : illustrations
Series Nestlé Nutrition workshop series. Clinical & performance programme ; v. 1
Nestlé Nutrition workshop series. Clinical & performance programme ; v. 1.
Contents ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""Foreword""; ""Contributors""; ""Introduction""; ""The Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) for Grading the Nutritional State of Elderly Patients: Presentation of the MNA, History and Validation""; ""The Mini Nutritional Assessment and Body Composition in Healthy Adults""; ""MNA and Immunity: Nutritional Status and Immunological Markers in the Elderly""; ""Comparative Nutrition Evaluation with the Mini Nutritional Assessment and the Nutritional Risk Assessment Scale""; ""MNA and Odor Perception""; ""The MNA Score in People Who Have Aged Successfully""
""Anorexia of Aging, Leptin, and the Mini Nutritional Assessment""""Associations among the Mini Nutritional Assessment Instrument, Dehydration, and Functional Status among Older African Americans in St. Louis, Mo., USA""; ""Mini Nutritional Assessment and Alzheimer Patients""; ""Mini Nutritional Assessment and Cancer""; ""Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) and the MNA: An Overview of CGA, Nutritional Assessment, and Development of a Shortened Version of the MNA""; ""The Mini Nutritional Assessment for Preoperative Nutritional Evaluation: A Study on 419 Elderly Surgical Patients""
""The Mini Nutritional Assessment in Clinical Practice""""MNA and Nutritional Intervention""; ""MNA and Cost of Care""; ""Animal Model: Metabolic and Thermic Responses to Diet and Environment (4 C) in Obesity during Aging in the LA/Ntul//-cp Rat""; ""Appendix""; ""Posters""; ""Discussions of Poster Presentations""; ""Conclusion""; ""Subject Index""
Summary This book is the first of a new series which will present the proceedings of the newly established Nestlé Nutrition Workshop Series: Clinical & Performance Programme aimed at adult nutrition.Undernutrition is a common phenomenon in elderly people, and malnutrition reaches significant levels in those being in hospital, nursing homes or home care programs. Consequences of malnutrition often go unrecognised owing to the lack of specific validated instruments to assess nutritional status in frail elderly persons. The Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) provides a single, rapid assessment of nutritional status in the elderly of different degrees of independence, allowing the prevalence of protein-energy malnutrition to be determined and to evaluate the efficacy of nutritional intervention and strategies. Easy, quick and economical to perform, it enables staff to check the nutritional status of elderly people when they enter hospitals or institutions and to monitor changes occurring during their stay. Moreover, the MNA is predictive of the cost of care and length of stay in hospital.This publication will be of immense assistance to heads of geriatric teaching units, teachers in nutrition, clinicians general practitioners and dieticians, enabling them to better detect, recognise and start treatment of malnutrition in the elderly
Notes "Nestlé Nutrition Services."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Nutrition disorders in old age -- Diagnosis
Older people -- Nutrition -- Evaluation
Older people -- Diseases -- Nutritional aspects
Older people.
Nutrition Disorders -- diagnosis
Older people.
Ernährung -- Alter -- Kongress -- Lausanne <1997>.
Alter -- Ernährung -- Kongress -- Lausanne <1997>.
Form Electronic book
Author Vellas, B. J. (Bruno J.)
Garry, Philip J., 1933-
Guigoz, Yves
Nestlé Clinical & Performance Nutrition Workshop (1st : 1997 : Lausanne, Switzerland)
ISBN 9783318003796