The New Model for Assessing Nutritional Status in Hospital in-Patients

Yi Wen Chien, Mei Chich Huang, Fang Hsuean Liao, Chia Chun Chen, Ming-Che Hsieh

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摘要

We assessed the nutritional status of hospital inpatients using a traditional nutritional assessment and the Mini Nutrition Assessment (MNA), which provides a single, rapid assessment of nutritional status. The two nutritional assessment methods were compared in order to establish a new model for assessing the nutritional status of hospital inpatients. We evaluated the nutritional status using the MNA in 877 patients admitted from January 2002 to October 2002, among which 627 completed assessments including serum albumin levels were obtained for analysis. We took 10 min to complete the assessnent of nutritional status in a patient using the MNA, which is a relatively short time compared to traditional nutritional assessment methods. Results of the study indicate that there was a significant correlation between BMI and MNA scores. The same result was observed between MNA scores and serum albumin levels. These results suggest that MNA is a convenient method for assessing the nutrition status of inpatients. It can serve as a useful tool for screeing and provides proper nutrition support for patients before obvious weight loss is observed.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)200-209
頁數10
期刊Nutritional Sciences Journal
28
發行號4
出版狀態已發佈 - 十二月 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Food Science

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