Dietary assessment methods for older persons: what is the best approach?

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Autorinnen und Autoren: Volkert D, Schrader E
Zeitschrift: Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care
Verlag: LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2013
Band: 16
Heftnummer: 5
Seitenbereich: 534-540
ISSN: 1363-1950


Abstract

Purpose of reviewDue to the present worldwide demographic change and the close relation between nutrition and health up to old age, accurate dietary assessment in older persons gains in interest and importance. The purpose of this article is to give an overview of dietary assessment methods for this growing population group, with emphasis on recent findings, and to highlight future research needs.Recent findingsKnowledge on dietary assessment in older and especially in very old persons is limited and specific aspects were selectively examined in recent times. For use in epidemiological studies, short food frequency questionnaires were developed and validated, which seem to be promising to reduce the burden for respondents and interviewers. In the clinical setting estimation of dietary intake by plate diagrams was shown to be valid, and in different populations anorexia emerged as an important prognostic parameter.SummaryThe best approach for dietary assessment in older persons depends on the purpose of the assessment and the specific abilities and impairments of the sample or person under study. Research is needed to further develop existing methods in order to meet the needs of old and very old persons and to identify major modifiable prognostic nutritional characteristics.


FAU-Autorinnen und Autoren / FAU-Herausgeberinnen und Herausgeber

Schrader, Eva Dr.
Professur für Klinische Ernährung im Alter
Volkert, Dorothee Prof. Dr. rer. nat.
Professur für Klinische Ernährung im Alter


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APA:
Volkert, D., & Schrader, E. (2013). Dietary assessment methods for older persons: what is the best approach? Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care, 16(5), 534-540. https://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MCO.0b013e328363c8d1

MLA:
Volkert, Dorothee, and Eva Schrader. "Dietary assessment methods for older persons: what is the best approach?" Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care 16.5 (2013): 534-540.

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