Vinay Kumar G, Manjula, Prasanna Kumar
Mr. Vinay Kumar G1, Ms. Manjula2, Mr. Prasanna Kumar3
1Principal, JSS School of Nursing, Chamarajanagar
2Nursing Tutor, JSS School of Nursing, Chamarajanagar
3Asst Professor, Bapuji College of Nursing, Davangere
Volume - 9,
Issue - 1,
Year - 2021
Introduction: Worldwide the elderly population gradually increasing and that will definitely pose several challenges. Nutrition among elderly has emerged as a major public-health problem. The evidence shows that more than 50% of the elderly population is underweight and more than 90% has an energy intake below the recommended intake. Aims and Objectives: The study aim to assess the level of nutritional status of the Elderly people of rural areas of Chamarajanagar district by using mini nutritional assessment tool. Approach and design: An Exploratory Descriptive Survey approach was used. Samples and sampling criteria: To assess the level of nutritional status among 60 elderly people of rural areas of Chamarajanagar district Non-probability, Convenient sampling technique was adopted. The level of nutritional status was measured by using mini nutritional assessment tool. Result: The nutritional status of the elderly as determined by the MNA tool of the 60 elderly 6.7% were found to be malnourished, 20% were at risk of malnutrition and 36% were found to be well nourished. Conclusion: Present study reveals that 33.3% of elderly at risk for malnutrition and 6.7% of population are malnourished. The care of the elderly should also include the nutrition components for better addressal of the health needs of elderly and also screen and support elderly with malnutrition
Cite this article:
Vinay Kumar G, Manjula, Prasanna Kumar. Nutritional Status of Elderly people using Mini Nutritional Assessment Tool at selected rural area of Chamarajanagara District. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2021; 9(1):61-64. doi: 10.5958/2454-2660.2021.00014.4
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