Nutritional screening and mortality in newly institutionalised elderly: A comparison between the Geriatric Nutritional Risk Index and the Mini Nutritional Assessment

Emanuele Cereda, Carlo Pedrolli, Annunciata Zagami, Alfredo Vanotti, Silvano Piffer, Annalisa Opizzi, Mariangela Rondanelli, Riccardo Caccialanza

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Abstract

Background & aims: Several tools are available for nutritional screening. We evaluated the risk of mortality associated with the Geriatric Nutritional Risk Index (GNRI) and the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) in newly institutionalised elderly. Methods: A prospective observational study involving 358 elderly newly admitted to a long-term care setting. Hazard ratios (HR) for mortality among GNRI categories and MNA classes were estimated by multivariable Cox's model. Results: At baseline, 32.4% and 37.4% of the patients were classified as being malnourished (MNA

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)793-798
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Nutrition
Volume30
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011

Keywords

  • Elderly
  • Geriatric nutritional risk index (GNRI)
  • Long-term care
  • Mini nutritional assessment (MNA)
  • Mortality
  • Outcome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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