A nationally representative survey of hospital malnutrition: The Italian PIMAI (Project: Iatrogenic MAlnutrition in Italy) study

Emanuele Cereda, Lucio Lucchin, Amleto D'Amicis, Maria Gabriella Gentile, Nino Carlo Battistini, Maria Antonia Fusco, Augusta Palmo, Maurizio Muscaritoli, Franco Contaldo

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Abstract

Hospital malnutrition is high in every country it was investigated, but no nationally representative prevalence study, considering potential geographical interfering factors, has yet been performed. We designed a multidisciplinary, cross-sectional, nation-wide survey: the PIMAI study (Project: Iatrogenic MAlnutrition in Italy). Adult (>18 years old) patient inclusion was managed on a four-strata randomisation model according to sex and age (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-179
Number of pages9
JournalMediterranean Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009

Keywords

  • Hospital malnutrition
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Nationwide survey
  • Nutritional assessment
  • Nutritional status
  • Prevalence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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