A concept analysis of malnutrition in the elderly.

@article{Chen2001ACA,
  title={A concept analysis of malnutrition in the elderly.},
  author={Cheryl Chia-Hui Chen and Lynne S Schilling and Courtney H. Lyder},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  year={2001},
  volume={36 1},
  pages={131-42}
}
PURPOSE Malnutrition is a frequent and serious problem in the elderly. Today there is no doubt that malnutrition contributes significantly to morbidity and mortality in the elderly. Unfortunately, the concept of malnutrition in the elderly is poorly defined. The purpose of this paper is to clarify the meaning of malnutrition in the elderly and to develop the theoretical underpinnings, thereby facilitating communication regarding the phenomenon and enhancing research efforts. SCOPE, SOURCES… CONTINUE READING

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