Development and validation of criteria for determining undernutrition in community-dwelling older men and women: The Short Nutritional Assessment Questionnaire 65 +

Hanneke A H Wijnhoven, Janneke Schilp, Marian A E van Bokhorst-de van der Schueren, Henrica C W de Vet, Hinke M. Kruizenga, Dorly J H Deeg, Luigi Ferrucci, Marjolein Visser

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Abstract

Background & aims: There is no valid, fast and easy-to-apply set of criteria to determine (risk of) undernutrition in community-dwelling older persons. The aim of this study was to develop and validate such criteria. Methods: Selection of potential anthropometric and undernutrition-related items was based on consensus literature. The criteria were developed using 15-year mortality in community-dwelling older persons ≥ 65 years (Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam, n = 1687) and validated in an independent sample (InCHIANTI, n = 1142). Results: Groups distinguished were: (1) undernutrition (mid-upper arm circumference 65+) for determining (risk of) undernutrition in community-dwelling older persons shows good face validity and moderate predictive validity based on the consistent association with mortality in a second independent study sample.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)351-358
Number of pages8
JournalClinical Nutrition
Volume31
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Community-dwelling
  • Older people
  • SNAQ
  • Undernutrition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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