The Mini Nutritional Assessment--its history, today's practice, and future perspectives.

@article{Bauer2008TheMN,
  title={The Mini Nutritional Assessment--its history, today's practice, and future perspectives.},
  author={J{\"u}rgen M. Bauer and Matthias J. Kaiser and Patricia Anthony and Yves Guigoz and Cornel Christian Sieber},
  journal={Nutrition in clinical practice : official publication of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition},
  year={2008},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={388-96}
}
In the early 1990s, the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA; Nestle Nutrition, Vevey, Switzerland) was developed for nutrition screening in the elderly. Since then, it became the most established and widespread screening tool for older persons and has been translated into many different languages. The MNA shows prognostic relevance with regard to functionality, morbidity, and mortality of the elderly in different settings. This article recalls the development of the MNA with its short form (MNA-SF… CONTINUE READING