Discriminative power of an adapted version of Nutritional Risk Screening 2002 applied to Brazilian older adults

Midori Cabral Sugaya, Regiane Maio, Bruna Lúcia de Mendonça Soares, Cinthia Katiane Martins Calado, Glaucia Queiroz Morais, Ilma Kruze Grande de Arruda, Maria Goretti Pessoa de Araújo Burgos
2020 Einstein (São Paulo)  
To investigate the discriminative power of Nutritional Risk Screening 2002. A cross sectional study involving one hundred participants aged ≥60 years. The original and adapted versions of Nutritional Risk Screening 2002 and the Mini Nutritional Assessment were used. Nutritional Risk Screening 2002 adaptation consisted of a lower age cutoff (60 years or older) for addition of one extra point to the final score. Screening using Nutritional Risk Screening 2002 revealed higher nutritional risk
more » ... tritional risk among patients aged ≥70 years (p=0.009), whereas screening using the adapted version of Nutritional Risk Screening 2002 revealed similar nutritional risk in both age groups (60-69 years and ≥70 years; p=0.117). Frequency of nutritional risk was highest when the Mini Nutritional Assessment was administered (52.7%), followed by the adapted and original versions of Nutritional Risk Screening 2002 (35.5% and 29.1%, respectively). The adapted version of Nutritional Risk Screening 2002 was more effective than the original version. However, further studies are needed to confirm these findings.
doi:10.31744/einstein_journal/2020ao5309 pmid:33111808 fatcat:qkyebwfnozbkzf36d7lhyzwrvy