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Hosseini S, Keshavarz A, Amin A, Maleki M, Bakhshandeh Abkenar H. Nutritional Status and Non-Diet Associated Factors of Hospitalized Heart-Failure Elderly Patients. Salmand: Iranian Journal of Ageing 2010; 5 (2)
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1- Department of Nutrition and Biochemistry, School of Public Health And Institute of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , s_keshavarz@yahoo.com
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Objectives: The aim of this study was to assess nutritional status and identify the most significant MNA-items (Mini Nutritional assessment) to accelerate the determination of nutritional risk of heart-failure in elderly patients.

Methods and Materials: The present research was a cross-sectional descriptive analytical survey on hospitalized heart- failure elderly patients (n=225). The sampling method was enrolled nonrandomly. The MNA questionnaires (18 items) were used for nutritional assessment.

Results: Based on the MNA questionnaire, 9.8% of the elderly were malnourished, 80.9% were at risk of malnutrition and 9.3% were well-nourished.

Conclusion: Regarding the factors related to nutritional status of heart failure elderly patient, it is indicated that bed sore, the ability of eating, self-view of nutritional status and self-rated health status relative to peers had significant relationship with the nutritional status according to MNA (P<0.005). Regarding high prevalence of vulnerable or malnourished hospitalized elderly, nutritional intervention is necessary.

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Received: 2010/02/10 | Accepted: 2010/05/20 | Published: 2010/07/01

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