Malnutrition risk and associated factors among elderly people in Turkey

NOĞAY N. H., Akinci A. C.

HEALTHMED, vol.6, no.11, pp.3694-3700, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Name: HEALTHMED
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.3694-3700
  • Keywords: Mini nutritional assessment, malnutrition, elderly, MINI-NUTRITIONAL ASSESSMENT, COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT, OLDER, LIFE, PREVALENCE
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No


Background and purpose: Factors such as oral and dental health problems, gastrointestinal and urinary system diseases, sensory problems regarding taste and smell, having difficulty in reaching food and dependency may cause malnutrition among the elderly. Malnutrition leads to poor outcomes such as functional decline, frailty, the decline of quality of life and higher mortality rates. The aim of this study was to determine the nutritional status and factors affecting the nutritional status among the elderly.