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Rev Med Suisse. 2013 Nov 13;9(406):2115-9.

[Pilot study comparing the results of two scores with nutritional risk screening in the elderly].

[Article in French]

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1
Filière Nutrition et diététique, Haute école de santé Genève, Carouge. raphael.reinert@hesge.ch
2
Médecine interne et gériatrie, Centre de traitement et de réadaptation, Hôpital de Lavaux, Cully.
3
Etablissements hospitaliers du Nord Vaudois, Yverdon.
4
HES, Gillarens.
5
Institut de médecine sociale et préventive, Faculté de médecine, Université de Genève.

Abstract

Frailty in the elderly develops under the combined action of physiological aging, chronic diseases and life context. Malnutrition is often the cause or consequence and engenders physiological alterations due to decreased food consumption, the ability to eat and access to food. The objective of this study is to analyze, in a rehabilitation and treatment center for the elderly, the results of two scores of nutritional risk screening, the Nutritional Risk Screening (NRS) and the Mini Nutritional Assessment Short Form (MNA-SF) validated in the elderly and taking into account the clinical signs of fragility. In this study, the MNA-SF has a higher sensitivity and is the reference tool for routine screening in this population.

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