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dc.contributor.authorSöderhamn, Ulrika
dc.contributor.authorDale, Bjørg
dc.contributor.authorSundsli, Kari
dc.contributor.authorSöderhamn, Olle
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-31T13:43:06Z
dc.date.available2012-10-31T13:43:06Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationSöderhamn, U., Dale, B., Sundsli, K., & Söderhamn, O. (2012). Nutritional screening of older home-dwelling Norwegians: a comparison between two instruments. Clinical Interventions In Aging, 7, 383-391. doi: 10.2147/CIA.S35986no_NO
dc.identifier.issn1178-1998
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11250/138694
dc.descriptionPublished version of an article from the journal: Clinical Interventions In Aging. Also available from Dove Press: http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/CIA.S35986no_NO
dc.description.abstractBackground: It is important to obtain knowledge about the prevalence of nutritional risk and associated factors among older home-dwelling people in order to be able to meet nutritional chal- lenges in this group in the future and to plan appropriate interventions. The aim of this survey was to investigate the prevalence of home-dwelling older people at nutritional risk and to identify asso- ciated factors using two different nutritional screening instruments as self-report instruments. Methods: This study had a cross-sectional design. A postal questionnaire, including the Norwegian versions of the Nutritional Form for the Elderly (NUFFE-NO) and Mini Nutritional Assessment – Short Form (MNA-SF), background variables, and health-related questions was sent to a randomized sample of 6033 home-dwelling older people in southern Norway. A total of 2106 (34.9%) subjects were included in the study. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and logistic regression analyses. Results: When using the NUFFE-NO and MNA-SF, 426 (22.3%) and 258 (13.5%) older persons, respectively, were identified to be at nutritional risk. The risk of undernutrition increased with age. Several predictors for being at risk of undernutrition, including chronic disease/handicap and receiving family help, as well as protective factors, including sufficient food intake and having social contacts, were identified. Conclusion: Health professionals must be aware of older people’s vulnerability to risk of under- nutrition, perform screening, and have a plan for preventing undernutrition. For that purpose, MNA-SF and NUFFE-NO can be suggested for screening older people living at home. Keywords: aged, risk factors, undernutrition, screeningno_NO
dc.language.isoengno_NO
dc.publisherDove Pressno_NO
dc.titleNutritional screening of older home-dwelling Norwegians: a comparison between two instrumentsno_NO
dc.typeJournal articleno_NO
dc.typePeer reviewedno_NO
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Medical disciplines: 700::Health sciences: 800::Nursing science: 808no_NO
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Medical disciplines: 700::Clinical medical disciplines: 750::Geriatrics: 778no_NO
dc.source.pagenumber383-391no_NO
dc.source.volume7no_NO
dc.source.journalClinical Interventions In Agingno_NO


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