Anorexia and Eating Patterns in the Elderly

  title={Anorexia and Eating Patterns in the Elderly},
  author={Lorenzo Donini and Eleonora Poggiogalle and Maria Letizia Piredda and Alessandro Pinto and Mario Barbagallo and Domenico Cucinotta and Giuseppe Sergi},
  booktitle={PloS one},
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the change in eating habits occurring in community-dwelling and institutionalized elderly subjects with senile anorexia. DESIGN Cross-sectional, observational. SETTING Community, nursing homes and rehabilitation or acute care facilities in four Italian regions. PARTICIPANTS A random sample of 526 subjects, aged 65 years and older (217 free living individuals, 213 residents in nursing homes, and 93 patients in rehabilitation and acute wards). MEASUREMENTS All… CONTINUE READING