Body mass index, weight loss and energy intake of old Danish nursing home residents and home-care clients.

@article{Beck2002BodyMI,
  title={Body mass index, weight loss and energy intake of old Danish nursing home residents and home-care clients.},
  author={Anne Marie Beck and Lars Ovesen},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of caring sciences},
  year={2002},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={
          86-90
        }
}
Low body mass index (BMI) and weight loss is common among old home-care clients and nursing home residents in many countries - often in spite of an apparent sufficient intake of energy. The aim of this study was to assess whether a similar problem exists in Denmark. Information regarding height, body weight, BMI, and energy intake was collected. Besides this, 24 residents were weighed regularly during 1 year. The study was carried out in five nursing homes and two home-care districts situated… CONTINUE READING

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