Short dietary assessment improves muscle dysfunction identification by Geriatric Nutritional Risk Index in uncomplicated institutionalised patients over 70 years old

Emanuele Cereda, Alfredo Vanotti

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Abstract

Background & aims: To possibly investigate the validity of the Geriatric Nutritional Risk Index (GNRI) in predicting muscle dysfunction among the uncomplicated elderly when coupled and compared with short dietary assessment. Methods: A total of 130 (61 males and 69 females) stable-weight, over 70-years-old elderly patients were studied according to anthropometry, handgrip strength (HG) and simple dietary assessment, expressed as oral (percentage of food consumed to that delivered) and protein (g/kg/day) intakes. Results: For the overall population, HG and strength for centimetres of arm muscle area (HG/AMA) significantly correlated with age, GNRI and nutrients intake (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)126-132
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Nutrition
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2008

Keywords

  • Geriatric Nutritional Risk Index (GNRI)
  • Institutionalised elderly
  • Muscle dysfunction
  • Oral intake
  • Protein intake

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Gastroenterology
  • Health Professions(all)

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