Volume 11, Issue 3 (10-2016)                   Salmand: Iranian Journal of Ageing 2016, 11(3): 384-391 | Back to browse issues page


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Doostan F, Safizadeh H, Kazemzadeh H, Asadi M R, Delbari A, Borhaninejad V R. Nutritional Status and Its Associated Factors in Elderly With Diabetes, 2015. Salmand: Iranian Journal of Ageing. 2016; 11 (3) :384-391
URL: http://salmandj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-1086-en.html
1- Department of Nutrition, School of Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.
2- Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran. 
3- Research Center for Tropical and Infectious Disease, HSR Committee, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.
4- Department of Rehabmanagment, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
5- Department of Neurobiology, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
6- Research Center for Tropical and Infectious Disease, HSR Committee, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran. , borhani777@yahoo.com
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Objectives Malnutrition is a clinical disorder and a common risk factor in older patients with diabetes that may impact their health. This study aimed to assess nutritional status and associated factors in elderly with diabetes in Kerman City, Iran.
Methods & Materials This was a cross-sectional study conducted in Kerman in which 190 older patients with diabetes were included. Their nutritional habit was measured using the MNA. Data analysis was done using descriptive statistics and correlation among variables, analyzed by the Chi Square, T-test, and One Way ANOVA.
Results The findings showed that 5.3% of elderly patients were suffering from malnutrition, and in 51.6% nutritional status was normal. Also, there was a statistically significant association between nutritional status and gender (P=0.036). There was a significant negative relationship between duration of diabetes and nutritional status in the elderly (r=0.192, P=0.008).
Conclusion It is necessary to maintain and improve the status of elderly diabetic patients with malnutrition by administering normal nutritional status and special attention

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Nutrition
Received: 2016/04/04 | Accepted: 2016/07/26 | Published: 2016/09/22

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