Nutritional risk, functional status and mortality in newly institutionalised elderly

Emanuele Cereda, Carlo Pedrolli, Annunciata Zagami, Alfredo Vanotti, Silvano Piffer, Milena Faliva, Mariangela Rondanelli, Riccardo Caccialanza

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Abstract

Previous studies have reported a close relationship between nutritional and functional domains, but evidence in long-term care residents is still limited. We evaluated the relationship between nutritional risk and functional status and the association of these two domains with mortality in newly institutionalised elderly. In the present multi-centric prospective cohort study, involving 346 long-term care resident elderly, nutritional risk and functional status were determined upon admission by the Geriatric Nutritional Risk Index (GNRI) and the Barthel Index (BI), respectively. The prevalence of high (GNRI

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1903-1909
Number of pages7
JournalBritish Journal of Nutrition
Volume110
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 28 2013

Keywords

  • Elderly
  • Functional status (Barthel Index)
  • Long-term care
  • Mortality
  • Nutritional risk (Geriatric Nutritional Risk Index)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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