Malnutrition in Older Adults

Publication Date: January 3, 2024

Nutrition Assessment

Nutrition Assessment

MiOA: Long-Term Care Mini-Nutritional Assessment

We suggest that registered dietitian nutritionists use the Mini-Nutritional Assessment (MNA) for malnutrition assessment in older adults living in long-term care. The MNA is a valid tool that can identify older adults that are malnourished and may predict mortality.

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MiOA: Long-Term Care Subjective Global Assessment and Patient Generated Subjective Global Assessment

We suggest that registered dietitian nutritionists consider using the Subjective Global Assessment (SGA) or Patient Generated Global
Assessment (PGA-SGA) if use of the MNA is not feasible for malnutrition assessment in older adults living in long-term care. The SGA and PG-SGA may be valid tools that can identify older adults with malnutrition, although more evidence is needed.

(C, Cn )
2557023

MiOA: Community Mini-Nutritional Assessment

We suggest that registered dietitian nutritionists use the MNA for malnutrition assessment in older adults living in the community. The MNA is a valid and reliable tool that can identify older adults that are malnourished and may predict mortality. (I, 1C )
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MiOA: Community Subjective Global Assessment

We suggest that registered dietitian nutritionists consider use of the SGA if the MNA is not feasible for malnutrition assessment in older adults living in the community. The SGA may be a valid and reliable tool that can identify older adults with malnutrition, although more evidence is needed.

(C, Cn )
2557023

Nutrition Intervention

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...Oral Nutrition Supplements in the CommunityHeal...


...OA: Oral Nutrition Supplements When Discharged...


...Dietitian Effectiveness in the Communi...


...tian Effectiveness Post-DischargeOlder...


MiOA: Food Fortification in Long-Term CareHealthca...


...fication in the CommunityHealthcare practitione...


...ome Delivered Meals and Congregate MealsOld...