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Title:
Validation of the Mini Nutritional Assessment Short-Form(MNA®-SF): A practical tool for identification of nutritional status
Author(s):
Kaiser MJ, Bauer JM, Rämsch C, et al
Year:
2009
Journals:
J Nutr Health Aging.
Volume:
13
Issue:
Startpage:
782-
Endpage:
788
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Abstract:
Objective: To validate a revision of the Mini Nutritional Assessment short-form (MNA®-SF) against the full MNA, a standard tool for nutritional evaluation. Methods: A literature search identified studies that used the MNA for nutritional screening in geriatric patients. The contacted authors submitted original datasets that were merged into a single database. Various combinations of the questions on the current MNA-SF were tested using this database through combination analysis and ROC based derivation of classification thresholds. Results: Twenty-seven datasets (n=6257 participants) were initially processed from which twelve were used in the current analysis on a sample of 2032 study participants (mean age 82.3y) with complete information on all MNA items. The original MNA-SF was a combination of six questions from the full MNA. A revised MNA-SF included calf circumference (CC) substituted for BMI performed equally well. A revised three-category scoring classification for this revised MNA-SF, using BMI and/or CC, had good sensitivity compared to the full MNA. Conclusion: The newly revised MNA-SF is a valid nutritional screening tool applicable to geriatric health care professionals with the option of using CC when BMI cannot be calculated. This revised MNA-SF increases the applicability of this rapid screening tool in clinical practice through the inclusion of a “malnourished” category.
Link to Abstract:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=J+Nutr+Health+Aging+%5BJour%5D+AND+13%5Bvolume%5D+AND+782%5Bpage%5D+AND+2009%5Bpdat%5D&cmd=detailssearch
Link to PDF:
http://www.mna-elderly.com/publications/420.pdf
 
 
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