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Title:
Obesity among older persons: Screening for risk of adverse outcomes.
Author(s):
Jensen GL
Year:
2006
Journals:
J Nutr Health Aging.
Volume:
10
Issue:
6
Startpage:
510-
Endpage:
521
Booktitle:
Editors:
City:
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Abstract:
A research overview is presented that highlights the growing prevalence of obesity among older persons and the associated risks for medical co-morbidity, healthcare resource use, functional decline and homebound status. Findings reveal that even for obese individuals poor diet quality and micronutrient deficiencies are relatively common concerns. Currently available nutrition risk screening instruments lack validity for overweight / obese older persons. Development and preliminary testing of a new Nutrition Health Outcomes Questionnaire (NHOQ) for this application are presented
Link to Abstract:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Citation&list_uids=17183423
Link to PDF:
http://www.mna-elderly.com/publications/359.pdf
 
 
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