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Validation of the Mini Nutritional Assessment short-form (MNAA (R)-SF): A practical tool for identification of nutritional status
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2009 (English)In: The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, ISSN 1279-7707, E-ISSN 1760-4788, Vol. 13, no 9, 782-788 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

To validate a revision of the Mini Nutritional Assessment short-form (MNAA (R)-SF) against the full MNA, a standard tool for nutritional evaluation. A literature search identified studies that used the MNA for nutritional screening in geriatric patients. The contacted authors submitted original datasets that were merged into a single database. Various combinations of the questions on the current MNA-SF were tested using this database through combination analysis and ROC based derivation of classification thresholds. Twenty-seven datasets (n=6257 participants) were initially processed from which twelve were used in the current analysis on a sample of 2032 study participants (mean age 82.3y) with complete information on all MNA items. The original MNA-SF was a combination of six questions from the full MNA. A revised MNA-SF included calf circumference (CC) substituted for BMI performed equally well. A revised three-category scoring classification for this revised MNA-SF, using BMI and/or CC, had good sensitivity compared to the full MNA. The newly revised MNA-SF is a valid nutritional screening tool applicable to geriatric health care professionals with the option of using CC when BMI cannot be calculated. This revised MNA-SF increases the applicability of this rapid screening tool in clinical practice through the inclusion of a "malnourished" category.

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2009. Vol. 13, no 9, 782-788 p.
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Mini Nutritional Assessment, short-form, weight, body mass index, calf circumference, elderly
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-127445DOI: 10.1007/s12603-009-0214-7ISI: 000271307400005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-127445DiVA: diva2:330062
Available from: 2010-07-14 Created: 2010-07-13 Last updated: 2010-07-14Bibliographically approved

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