Overweight and obesity among older adults on admission to hospital

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/128167
Title:
Overweight and obesity among older adults on admission to hospital
Authors:
Lithander, FE; Keogh, KM
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Mar-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/128167
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Poor nutritional status, which includes both under- and over-nutrition, is associated with poor health outcomes. This cross-sectional study assessed the nutritional status of older patients admitted to an acute geriatric ward of a Dublin hospital. Anthropometric and clinical measurements were made. Thirty patients, mean (sd) age 79 (7) y and body mass index 26.6 (4.7) kg/m 2, participated. More patients were overweight (n=12) or obese (n=9) than underweight (n=1) or healthy weight (n=8) which indicates that this age-group may be part of the Irish obesity epidemic.
Keywords:
NUTRITION; OBESITY; OLDER PEOPLE
Sponsors:
Reproduced with permission from the Irish Medical Journal.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorLithander, FEen
dc.contributor.authorKeogh, KMen
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-15T13:50:03Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-15T13:50:03Z-
dc.date.issued2011-03-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/128167-
dc.descriptionPoor nutritional status, which includes both under- and over-nutrition, is associated with poor health outcomes. This cross-sectional study assessed the nutritional status of older patients admitted to an acute geriatric ward of a Dublin hospital. Anthropometric and clinical measurements were made. Thirty patients, mean (sd) age 79 (7) y and body mass index 26.6 (4.7) kg/m 2, participated. More patients were overweight (n=12) or obese (n=9) than underweight (n=1) or healthy weight (n=8) which indicates that this age-group may be part of the Irish obesity epidemic.en
dc.description.sponsorshipReproduced with permission from the Irish Medical Journal.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.subjectNUTRITIONen
dc.subjectOBESITYen
dc.subjectOLDER PEOPLEen
dc.titleOverweight and obesity among older adults on admission to hospitalen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-
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