Helping understand nutritional gaps in the elderly (HUNGER): a prospective study of patient factors associated with inadequate nutritional intake in older medical inpatients.

@article{Mudge2011HelpingUN,
  title={Helping understand nutritional gaps in the elderly (HUNGER): a prospective study of patient factors associated with inadequate nutritional intake in older medical inpatients.},
  author={Alison M Mudge and L J Ross and Adrienne M Young and Elizabeth Isenring and Merrilyn D. Banks},
  journal={Clinical nutrition},
  year={2011},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={320-5}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Malnutrition and poor intake during hospitalisation are common in older medical patients. Better understanding of patient-specific factors associated with poor intake may inform nutritional interventions. The aim of this study was to measure the proportion of older medical patients with inadequate nutritional intake, and identify patient-related factors associated with this outcome. METHODS Prospective cohort study enrolling consecutive consenting medical inpatients aged 65… CONTINUE READING
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