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  • Risk for malnutrition in family practice non-attenders living in the community [Elektronski vir] : a cross-sectional study from Slovenia
    Klemenc-Ketiš, Zalika ...
    Objectives:The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of malnutrition and the factors associatedwith malnutrition in a population of family practice non-attenders. This would enable us to ... recognize theextent of the problem and anticipate the measures needed to improve the current situation.Methods:This was a cross-sectional observational study in a family medicine setting. Participants were adultsliving in the community (>-18 y of age) who had not visited their chosen family physician in the previous 5 y(non-attenders) and who were able to participate in the study. Through the electronic system, we identified 2025 non-attenders. Data were collected by community nurses in the participants' homes. The main outcomemeasure was the Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool.Results:The sample consisted of 1641 participants (81% response rate). Increased risk for malnutrition wasdetermined in 216 participants (13.2%; 95% confidence interval, 11.6-14.9). The multivariate model showeda significant association of increased risk for malnutrition with age and body mass index interaction(P= 0.022); number of chronic diseases (P= 0.001); poor assessment of current health (P= 0.001); a feelingsof loneliness (P<0.001); and increased pain intensity (P= 0.003).Conclusion:A screening program at the primary health care level could help identify patients at risk for malnutrition early. This could be followed by appropriate nutrition support, which may help to reverse or haltthe malnutrition trajectory and the negative outcomes associated with poor nutritional status.
    Vir: Nutrition. - ISSN 1873-1244 (Vol. 72, Apr. 2020, str. 1-7)
    Vrsta gradiva - e-članek ; neleposlovje za odrasle
    Leto - 2020
    Jezik - angleški
    COBISS.SI-ID - 34631641