Article

Malnutrition in the elderly residing in long-term care facilities: a cross sectional survey using the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA®) screening tool

Published in: South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume 30, issue 2, 2017 , pages: 34–40
DOI: 10.1080/16070658.2016.1248062
Author(s): Liska RobbDepartment of Nutrition and Dietetics, South Africa, Corinna May WalshDepartment of Nutrition and Dietetics, South Africa, Mariette NelDepartment of Biostatistics, South Africa, Annica NelDepartment of Nutrition and Dietetics, South Africa, Hester OdendaalDepartment of Nutrition and Dietetics, South Africa, Reon van AardtDepartment of Nutrition and Dietetics, South Africa

Abstract

Objectives: The objective of this study was to determine and compare the nutritional status of the elderly in two long-term care facilities - one situated in a higher socio-economic area and one in a lower socio-economic area.

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