Clinical study of mini-nutritional assessment for older Chinese inpatients.

  title={Clinical study of mini-nutritional assessment for older Chinese inpatients.},
  author={Zhang Lei and D Qingyi and Gang Feng and Wei-An Chen and Rebecca S. Hock and Wang Changli},
  journal={The journal of nutrition, health & aging},
  volume={13 10},
BACKGROUND Malnutrition is a common problem in older patients. Early detection of malnutrition is an important task in clinical practice. The MNA has become an extensively used tool to evaluate nutritional status in European countries and the United States. OBJECTIVE We evaluated the Mini-Nutritional Assessment (MNA) test and the short-form MNA (MNA-SF) test as screening tools for malnutrition in older Chinese inpatients and focused on finding an optimal cutoff point for MNA total score and… CONTINUE READING
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