Validity of self-reported height and weight estimates in cognitively-intact and impaired elderly individuals.

@article{Payette2000ValidityOS,
  title={Validity of self-reported height and weight estimates in cognitively-intact and impaired elderly individuals.},
  author={H{\'e}l{\`e}ne A Payette and Marie Jeanne Kergoat and Bryna Shatenstein and V{\'e}ronique Boutier and Sylvie Nadon},
  journal={The journal of nutrition, health & aging},
  year={2000},
  volume={4 4},
  pages={223-8}
}
OBJECTIVE A high prevalence of undernutrition has been observed in the elderly, particularly in cognitively impaired or demented individuals. Self-reported height and weight were tested as simple and non-invasive methods to efficiently screen individuals at risk. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS A subset of subjects (n=465) participating in the longitudinal follow-up phase of the Canadian Study of Health and Aging (CSHA) and comprising cognitively intact and impaired individuals… CONTINUE READING

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