Prognostic significance of monthly weight fluctuations among older nursing home residents.

@article{Sullivan2004PrognosticSO,
  title={Prognostic significance of monthly weight fluctuations among older nursing home residents.},
  author={Dennis H Sullivan and Larry E Johnson and Melinda M Bopp and Paula K Roberson},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={2004},
  volume={59 6},
  pages={M633-9}
}
BACKGROUND Although weight change in older persons has proven prognostic significance, it is not known whether monthly weights obtained by the clinical staff in long-term care institutions are reliable enough to be useful in identifying at-risk residents. The objective of this study was to determine whether an association exists between mortality risk and the intraresident variation in weight in long-term care institutions. METHODS For this study, 900 nursing home residents with a recently… CONTINUE READING

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