Screening older at risk of malnutrition using MNA tool as cross sectional study of geriatrics.
A.Swarnalatha, Dr. Josephine Nirmala Many
Mini Nutritional Assessment, Instrumental activities of daily living, Physical activities of daily living, functional ability
Nutritional status is directly associated with physical status and functional disability of old age people. The study aimed at evaluating nutritional status using Mini Nutritional Assessment associated with functional and psychological inability influencing the health of old age people. In this cross sectional survey we enrolled 100 numbers of geriatric samples. They were examined to assess the Nutritional, functional and Psychological aspects using MNA tool and IADL and PADL test . The disability was evaluated by the difficulty in performing one or more self-reported tasks related to basic Physical activities of daily living (PADLs) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs). The result of the study shows that the subjects who were prone to poor nutritional status were directly affected with their functional ability and psychological disturbance in their old age. Medical history of the geriatrics reveals that disease status among the gender, male community were comparatively loss their health care than the female. The findings also shows that 69.2 % of male suffered from high blood pressure, since this group include (n=55) of them were malnourished. In the sub group analysis of the participants good nutritional status was higher among female respondents than male. Reduced MNA scores associated with poorer physical functional ability were identified using IADL and PADL test tools. Impairment of poor nutritional status and functional ability also decrease the psychological aspects of the individual. The study recommends the use of this indicator to monitor the health of the elderly.
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Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 8, Issue 10

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