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Managing undernutrition in the elderly: Prevention is better than cure

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Background: Undernutrition in the elderly is common and can be associated with adverse medical consequences, contributing to frailty, morbidity, hospitalisation and mortality.Objective: This article provides guidelines for screening for undernutrition in general practice, and suggests strategies to address undernutrition in older patients.Discussion: Screening for undernutrition in general practice helps focus time and resources on people at greatest risk. Early identification and management of people at risk of undernutritionis important because it is difficult to reverse its adverse effects,once established.

Authors


  •   Flanagan, Damian (external author)
  •   Fisher, Therese (external author)
  •   Murray, Micheal (external author)
  •   Visvanathan, Renuka (external author)
  •   Charlton, Karen E.
  •   Thesing, Cathy (external author)
  •   Quigley, Gerald (external author)
  •   Walther, Kerstin (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Flanagan, D., Fisher, T., Murray, M., Visvanathan, R., Charlton, K., Thesing, C., Quigley, G. & Walther, K. (2012). Managing undernutrition in the elderly: Prevention is better than cure. Australian Family Physician, 41 (9), 695-699.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84867673221

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/hbspapers/3160

Number Of Pages


  • 4

Start Page


  • 695

End Page


  • 699

Volume


  • 41

Issue


  • 9

Place Of Publication


  • http://search.informit.com.au.ezproxy.uow.edu.au/documentSummary;dn=737240382541290;res=IELHEA

Abstract


  • Background: Undernutrition in the elderly is common and can be associated with adverse medical consequences, contributing to frailty, morbidity, hospitalisation and mortality.Objective: This article provides guidelines for screening for undernutrition in general practice, and suggests strategies to address undernutrition in older patients.Discussion: Screening for undernutrition in general practice helps focus time and resources on people at greatest risk. Early identification and management of people at risk of undernutritionis important because it is difficult to reverse its adverse effects,once established.

Authors


  •   Flanagan, Damian (external author)
  •   Fisher, Therese (external author)
  •   Murray, Micheal (external author)
  •   Visvanathan, Renuka (external author)
  •   Charlton, Karen E.
  •   Thesing, Cathy (external author)
  •   Quigley, Gerald (external author)
  •   Walther, Kerstin (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Flanagan, D., Fisher, T., Murray, M., Visvanathan, R., Charlton, K., Thesing, C., Quigley, G. & Walther, K. (2012). Managing undernutrition in the elderly: Prevention is better than cure. Australian Family Physician, 41 (9), 695-699.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84867673221

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/hbspapers/3160

Number Of Pages


  • 4

Start Page


  • 695

End Page


  • 699

Volume


  • 41

Issue


  • 9

Place Of Publication


  • http://search.informit.com.au.ezproxy.uow.edu.au/documentSummary;dn=737240382541290;res=IELHEA