Malnutrition cause for concern in the older Irish person

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/263241
Title:
Malnutrition cause for concern in the older Irish person
Authors:
Mulry, Deirdre; Mooney, Brona
Issue Date:
Nov-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/263241
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
In 2006, 11% of Irish people were aged over 65 years and it is estimated that by 2050, one in four will be aged over 65.1,2 While it is true that any age group can become malnourished – due to social circumstances or illness – older people are particularly at risk with a reported 20- 60% of admissions to gerontology wards in the UK at risk of malnutrition and a staggering 70% of these cases presenting undiagnosed at time of admission.3 Malnutrition leads to a host of health issues such as weakness, lethargy, reduced mobility, development of pressure sores, increased risk of falls as well as an increase in gastrointestinal problems due to reduced secretions and malabsorption. Other consequences include increased risk to infection, delayed wound healing, impaired respiratory function, muscle weakness and depression.
Keywords:
OLDER PEOPLE; NUTRITION; NURSING PRACTICE

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMulry, Deirdreen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMooney, Bronaen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-19T11:47:45Z-
dc.date.available2012-12-19T11:47:45Z-
dc.date.issued2012-11-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/263241-
dc.descriptionIn 2006, 11% of Irish people were aged over 65 years and it is estimated that by 2050, one in four will be aged over 65.1,2 While it is true that any age group can become malnourished – due to social circumstances or illness – older people are particularly at risk with a reported 20- 60% of admissions to gerontology wards in the UK at risk of malnutrition and a staggering 70% of these cases presenting undiagnosed at time of admission.3 Malnutrition leads to a host of health issues such as weakness, lethargy, reduced mobility, development of pressure sores, increased risk of falls as well as an increase in gastrointestinal problems due to reduced secretions and malabsorption. Other consequences include increased risk to infection, delayed wound healing, impaired respiratory function, muscle weakness and depression.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectOLDER PEOPLEen_GB
dc.subjectNUTRITIONen_GB
dc.subjectNURSING PRACTICEen_GB
dc.titleMalnutrition cause for concern in the older Irish personen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
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