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BACKGROUND The Mini-Nutritional Assessment (MNA) is a validated assessment instrument for nutritional problems, but its length limits its usefulness for screening. We sought to develop a screening version of this instrument, the MNA-SF, that retains good diagnostic accuracy. METHODS We reanalyzed data from France that were used to develop the original MNA(More)
INTRODUCTION The use of a simple, safe, and easy to perform assessment tool, like gait speed, to evaluate vulnerability to adverse outcomes in community-dwelling older people is appealing, but its predictive capacity is still questioned. The present manuscript summarises the conclusions of an expert panel in the domain of physical performance measures and(More)
The Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) is a simple tool, useful in clinical practice to measure nutritional status in elderly persons. From its validation in 1994, the MNA has been used in hundreds of studies and translated into more then 20 languages. It is a well-validated tool, with high sensitivity, specificity, and reliability. An MNA score > or = 24(More)
BACKGROUND Weight loss is a common problem in patients with Alzheimer's Disease (AD). It is a predictive factor of mortality and it decreases patients' and caregivers' quality of life. OBJECTIVE To determine if a nutritional education program can prevent weight loss in AD patients. SUBJECTS 151 AD patients and their caregivers were enrolled to follow(More)
A workshop charged with identifying the main clinical concerns and quality of care issues within nursing homes was convened by the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, with input from the World Health Organization. The workshop met in Toulouse, France, during June 2010. Drawing on the latest evidence and mindful of the international(More)
OBJECTIVE Pathomechanisms of sedentary behaviour (SB) are unclear. We conducted a systematic review to investigate the associations between SB and various biomarkers in older adults. METHODS Electronic databases were searched (MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, AMED) up to July 2015 to identify studies with objective or subjective measures of SB, sample size ≥50,(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effectiveness of health and nutrition program (NutriAlz) versus usual care on functional level in elderly people with dementia living at home, as well as on clinical practice related to nutrition and on the caregiver's burden. DESIGN Cluster randomized multi-centre study with one-year follow-up. SETTING 11 Alzheimer outpatients(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES To evaluate the incidence of falls according to socio-demographic and health factors, and to determine their physical, psychological and social consequences. SUBJETS AND METHOD: Population-based prospective study, which included a representative cohort of 448 elderly community-dwellers, aged 65 or more living in the city of Mataró(More)
OBJECTIVES To measure the reliability of the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) in institutionalized elderly people. DESIGN 12 day interobserver reliability study. PARTICIPANTS AND SETTING All subjects admitted to two long term geriatric units in Mataró (Barcelona, Spain) over 4 months during 1996 (n=67). MEASUREMENTS in each center, different trained(More)