Malnutrition risk and associated factors among elderly people in Turkey


Noğay N. H. , ÇİL AKINCI A.

HEALTHMED, vol.6, no.11, pp.3694-3700, 2012 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Name: HEALTHMED
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, CAB Abstracts, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.3694-3700

Abstract

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.