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Frid, Hanna
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Frid, H., Thors Adolfsson, E., Rosenblad, A. & Nydahl, M. (2013). Agreement between different methods of measuring height in elderly patients. Journal of human nutrition and dietetics (Print), 26(5), 504-511
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Agreement between different methods of measuring height in elderly patients
2013 (English)In: Journal of human nutrition and dietetics (Print), ISSN 0952-3871, E-ISSN 1365-277X, Vol. 26, no 5, p. 504-511Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background

The present study aimed to examine the agreement between measurements of standing height and self-reported height, height measured with a sliding caliper, and height estimated from either demispan or knee height in elderly patients.

Methods

Fifty-five patients (mean age 79 years) at a Swedish hospital were included in this observational study. The participants' heights were evaluated as the standing height, self-reported height, height measured in a recumbent position with a sliding caliper, and height estimated from the demispan or knee height.

Results

The measurements made with a sliding caliper in the recumbent position agreed most closely with the standing height. Ninety-five percent of the individuals' differences from standing height were within an interval of +1.1 to −4.8 cm (limits of agreement). Self-reported height and height estimated from knee height differed relatively strongly from standing height. The limits of agreement were +5.2 to −9.8 cm and +9.4 to −6.2 cm, respectively. The widest distribution of differences was found in the height estimated from the demispan, with limits of agreements from +11.2 to −9.3 cm.

Conclusions

When measuring the height of patients who find it difficult to stand upright, a sliding caliper should be the method of choice, and the second choice should be self-reported height or the height estimated from knee height. Estimating height from the demispan should be the method of last resort.

Keywords
anthropometry, elderly, height, nutritional assessment, sliding caliper
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Research subject
Medical Science; Nutrition
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-189446 (URN)10.1111/jhn.12031 (DOI)000324324400012 ()
Available from: 2013-01-02 Created: 2013-01-02 Last updated: 2018-09-10
Söderström, L., Thors-Adolfsson, E., Rosenblad, A., Frid, H., Saletti, A. & Bergkvist, L. (2013). Mealtime habits and meal provision are associated with malnutrition among elderly patients admitted to hospital. Paper presented at Abstract of this manuscript was presented by poster in the 32nd ESPEN Congress in Nice on Sep 5th 2010.. Clinical Nutrition, 32(2), 281-288
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mealtime habits and meal provision are associated with malnutrition among elderly patients admitted to hospital
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2013 (English)In: Clinical Nutrition, ISSN 0261-5614, E-ISSN 1532-1983, Vol. 32, no 2, p. 281-288Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background & aims: Large-scale studies performed in hospitals with the validated Mini Nutritional Assessment tool (MNA) are scarce. However, factors associated with malnutrition are important for identifying individuals at risk. The aims of the present study were to estimate the prevalence of malnutrition and to examine the association between mealtime habits, meal provision, and malnutrition among elderly patients admitted to hospital.

Methods: This cross-sectional study included patients aged ≥ 65 years admitted to internal medicine, surgical or orthopaedic wards. The MNA was used for their nutritional assessment, and factors potentially associated with malnutrition were recorded.

Results: Of 1771 patients (mean age 78 years), 35.5% were well-nourished, 55.1% were at risk of malnutrition and 9.4% were malnourished. Overnight fasts exceeding 11 hours, fewer than four eating episodes a day, and not cooking independently were associated with both malnutrition and risk of malnutrition.

Conclusions: The risk of malnutrition was high among elderly patients admitted to hospital, whereas the proportion with fully developed malnutrition was lower than expected. A long overnight fast, few eating episodes, and not cooking independently were associated with an increased risk of malnutrition. Knowledge of these factors when providing care to the elderly may assist health-care professionals to prevent malnutrition.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2013
Keywords
Malnutrition, Prevalence, Elderly, Hospital, MNA, Risk factor
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Research subject
Nutrition
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-197104 (URN)10.1016/j.clnu.2012.07.013 (DOI)000316838300018 ()22898590 (PubMedID)
Conference
Abstract of this manuscript was presented by poster in the 32nd ESPEN Congress in Nice on Sep 5th 2010.
Note

Correction in: Clinical Nutrition, vol. 37, issue 5, pages 1783-1785

DOI: 10.1016/j.clnu.2018.05.030

Available from: 2013-03-19 Created: 2013-03-18 Last updated: 2018-12-17Bibliographically approved
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