A nutritional index predicting mortality in the nursing home.

  title={A nutritional index predicting mortality in the nursing home.},
  author={Giovanni B. Frisoni and Simone Franzoni and Renzo Rozzini and Luigi Ferrucci and Stefano Boffelli and Marco Trabucchi},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  volume={42 11},
OBJECTIVE To define a sensitive and specific index, based on nutritional indicators, predicting mortality in nursing home patients. DESIGN A prospective cohort study. SETTING A nursing home. MEASUREMENTS Anthropometric and laboratory nutritional indicators were assessed in 104 nursing home elderly residents (20 males, 84 females). Patients were aged 60 years and older and had relatively good somatic health and nutritional status. Mortality data were collected over an 18-month follow-up… CONTINUE READING