Research Article

Validity of Mini Nutritional Assessment tool among an elderly population in Yeka sub-city, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


Abstract

Background: The widely used nutritional assessment tool used for the elderly includes the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) and Mini Nutritional Assessment–Short Form (MNA-SF) tool. These tools have not been evaluated for their validity and reliability among the elderly population of developing countries such as Ethiopia. This study aimed to evaluate the reliability and validity of the full and short form of the Mini Nutritional Assessment tool among the elderly in Ethiopia.

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