Nutritional screening in community-dwelling older adults: A systematic literature review

Phillips, Megan B., Foley, Amanda L., Barnard, Robert, Isenring, Elisabeth A. and Miller, Michelle D. (2010) Nutritional screening in community-dwelling older adults: A systematic literature review. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 19 3: 440-449.

Author Phillips, Megan B.
Foley, Amanda L.
Barnard, Robert
Isenring, Elisabeth A.
Miller, Michelle D.
Title Nutritional screening in community-dwelling older adults: A systematic literature review
Journal name Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0964-7058
1440-6047
Publication date 2010-09
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Volume 19
Issue 3
Start page 440
End page 449
Total pages 10
Place of publication McKinnon, VIC, Australia
Publisher HEC Press
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Nutrition screening is a process used to quickly identify those who may be at risk of malnutrition so that a fu nutrition assessment and appropriate nutrition intervention can be provided. While many nutrition screening tools have been developed, few have been evaluated for use in older adults in the community setting. The aim o this paper is to determine the most appropriate nutrition screening tool/s, in terms of validity and reliability, for identifying malnutrition risk in older adults living in the community. Electronic databases MEDLINE, PUBME CINAHL and the Cochrane Library were searched for nutrition screening tools to identify malnutrition or undernutrition for adults greater than 65 years living in the community. Ten screening tools were found for use in community-dwelling older adults and subjected to validity and/or reliability testing: Mini Nutritional Assesment-Short Form (MNA-SF), Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST), Nutrition Screening Initiative (NSI), which includes the DETERMINE Checklist and Level I and II Screen, Australian Nutritional Screening Initiative (ANSI), Seniors in the Community: Risk Evaluation for Eating and Nutrition (SCREEN I an SCREEN II), Short Nutritional Assessment Questionnaire (SNAQ©), Simplified Nutritional Appetite Questionnaire (SNAQ), and two unnamed tools. MNA-SF appears to be the most appropriate nutrition screening tool for use in community-dwelling older adults although MUST and SCREEN II also have evidence to support their us Further research into the acceptability of screening tools focusing on the outcomes of nutrition screening and appropriate nutrition intervention are required.
Keyword Malnutrition
Under-nutrition
Screening tools
Validity
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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