Prevalence of Malnutrition in Orally and Tube-Fed Elderly Nursing Home Residents in Germany and Its Relation to Health Complaints and Dietary Intake

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Autorinnen und Autoren: Volkert D, Pauly L, Stehle P, Sieber C
Zeitschrift: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
Verlag: HINDAWI PUBLISHING CORPORATION
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2011
ISSN: 1687-6121
eISSN: 1687-630X


Abstract

Objective. To investigate the prevalence of malnutrition in orally and tube-fed nursing home (NH) residents in Germany and its relation to common health complaints and dietary intake. Methods. In 350 NH residents, subjects' characteristics, Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA), and several health problems were inquired with the nursing staff using standardised interviews. In a subset of 122 residents, dietary intake was assessed by 3-day weighing records. Results. 7.7% of the participants were tube fed. 24.1% of orally nourished and 57.7% of tube-fed residents were malnourished (MNA < 17 p.). Malnutrition was significantly related to nausea/vomiting, constipation, pressure ulcers, dehydration, infections, antibiotic use, and hospitalisation. Mean daily energy intake was 1535 +/- 413 kcal and mean protein intake was 54.2 +/- 0.9 g/d irrespective of the nutritional state. Conclusion. In Germany, malnutrition is widespread among NH residents and is related to common health problems. The MNA rather reflects health condition than currently reduced dietary intake.


FAU-Autorinnen und Autoren / FAU-Herausgeberinnen und Herausgeber

Sieber, Cornel Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Innere Medizin (Geriatrie)
Volkert, Dorothee Prof. Dr. rer. nat.
Professur für Klinische Ernährung im Alter


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Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn


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APA:
Volkert, D., Pauly, L., Stehle, P., & Sieber, C. (2011). Prevalence of Malnutrition in Orally and Tube-Fed Elderly Nursing Home Residents in Germany and Its Relation to Health Complaints and Dietary Intake. Gastroenterology Research and Practice. https://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/247315

MLA:
Volkert, Dorothee, et al. "Prevalence of Malnutrition in Orally and Tube-Fed Elderly Nursing Home Residents in Germany and Its Relation to Health Complaints and Dietary Intake." Gastroenterology Research and Practice (2011).

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