Evaluation of the Norwegian version of the Mini Nutritional assessment (MNA®) among older nursing home patients
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Original versionFossum, M., Terjesen, S., Ehrenberg, A., Ehnfors, M. & Söderhamn, O. (2009) Evaluation of the Norwegian version of the Mini Nutritional assessment (MNA®) among older nursing home patients. Vård i Norden : Nordic journal of nursing research, 29(2), s. 50-52. 10.1177/010740830902900213
Background: The Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA®) is a well-known clinical scale that is often used for nutritional screening of older peoplein different settings recommended by several international clinical and scientific organizations.Aims: The aims of this article were: 1) to translate the MNA® from English to Norwegian and 2) to test the Norwegian version of the instrumentfor reliability and validity in a small sample of older nursing home patients.Methods: The English version of the MNA® was translated according to recommended procedures. A convenience sample of 26 older nursinghome patients was screened with the MNA® by 10 registered nurses. Reliability and validity of the instrument were assessed.Results: Support for reliability and validity was shown in the study group.Conclusion: Positive support for sufficient quality of the Norwegian version of the MNA® was shown, but further testing of the instrument is needed.
Artikkelen rapporterer en studie hvor hensikten var å oversette ernæringskartleggingsverktøyet The Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) til norsk, samt å teste ut reliabilitet og validitet av den norske versjonen ved anvedelse på eldre pasienter i sykehjem.