Overweight and obesity among older adults on admission to hospital.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/135769
Title:
Overweight and obesity among older adults on admission to hospital.
Authors:
Lithander, F E; Keogh, A M; Killeen, L
Affiliation:
Department of Clinical Medicine, Trinity College Dublin, Trinity Centre for Health Science, St lames's Hospital, Dublin. fiona.lithander@tcd.ie
Citation:
Overweight and obesity among older adults on admission to hospital. 2011, 104 (3):87-8 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Mar-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/135769
PubMed ID:
21667614
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21667614
Abstract:
Poor nutritional status, which includesboth under- a nd over-nutrition, i s associated w it h poor health outcomes. T his 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/m2, 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.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Body Mass Index; Cross-Sectional Studies; Female; Hospitalization; Humans; Ireland; Male; Nutritional Status; Obesity; Overweight
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorLithander, F Een
dc.contributor.authorKeogh, A Men
dc.contributor.authorKilleen, Len
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-11T08:27:37Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-11T08:27:37Z-
dc.date.issued2011-03-
dc.identifier.citationOverweight and obesity among older adults on admission to hospital. 2011, 104 (3):87-8 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid21667614-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/135769-
dc.description.abstractPoor nutritional status, which includesboth under- a nd over-nutrition, i s associated w it h poor health outcomes. T his 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/m2, 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.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21667614en
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and over-
dc.subject.meshBody Mass Index-
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studies-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHospitalization-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshNutritional Status-
dc.subject.meshObesity-
dc.subject.meshOverweight-
dc.titleOverweight and obesity among older adults on admission to hospital.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Clinical Medicine, Trinity College Dublin, Trinity Centre for Health Science, St lames's Hospital, Dublin. fiona.lithander@tcd.ieen
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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