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Table 2 Results of the MNA (Mini Nutritional Assessment) screening of the participants [n = 87]

From: Oral Health and nutritional status in nursing home residents—results of an explorative cross-sectional pilot study

Declined food intake over the past 3 months a Severe decrease 1 (1%)
Moderate decrease 19 (21%)
No decrease 67 (78%)
Weight loss during the past 3 months a >3 kg 5 (6%)
1–3 kg 14 (17%)
no 65 (74%)
Unknown 3 (3%)
Mobility a Bed of chair bound 21 (24%)
Able to get out of bed / chair but does not go out 17 (20%)
Goes out 49 (56%)
Psychological stress or acute disease a No 72 (83%)
Yes 15 (17%)
Neuropsychological problems a No problems 39 (45%)
Mild dementia 26 (30%)
Severe dementia or depression 22 (25%)
Body-mass-index <19 2 (2%)
19–21 11 (13%)
21–23 19 (22%)
>23 55 (63%)
MNA screening points (median and IQR) 11 (9–13)
Risk for malnutrition Normal nutritional status (12–14 MNA screening points) 42 (48%)
At risk of malnutrition
(8–11 MNA screening points)
45 (52%)
  1. Only the first part of MNA was performed for all patients and is therefore shown in Table 2. The second part of MNA was only executed for residents with (risk for) malnutrition
  2. Abbreviations: IQR interquartile range
  3. a as judged by the care giving nurse