Usefulness of the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) in predicting the nutritional status of people with mental disorders in Taiwan.

@article{Tsai2011UsefulnessOT,
  title={Usefulness of the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) in predicting the nutritional status of people with mental disorders in Taiwan.},
  author={Alan Chung-hong Tsai and Yuan-Ti Chou and Tsui-Lan Chang},
  journal={Journal of clinical nursing},
  year={2011},
  volume={20 3-4},
  pages={341-50}
}
OBJECTIVE The study was to evaluate the ability of the Mini Nutritional Assessment in predicting malnutrition in people with three subtypes of mental disorder (schizophrenia, major depression and bipolar disorder) in Taiwan. DESIGN The study involved a convenience sample of 120 residents of psychiatric wards managed by a hospital in central Taiwan (52 with schizophrenia, 36 with major depression and 32 with bipolar disorder) classified according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of… CONTINUE READING