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Undernäring hos äldre personer: En systematisk litteraturöversikt
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Malnutrition is a condition which means that there are enough nutrients and energy in the body. The purpose of this systematic literature review was to describe the existing knowledge about malnutrition in older people. To answer the question formulated three issues: the factors leading to malnutrition in elderly people: what does it mean for the older person to be malnourished and what can be counteracted malnutrition in older people. The result was based on 15 items, both quantitative and qualitative studies. Literature shows that malnutrition in elderly patients is multifaceted and can be caused by various diseases, drugs and the older man's life. Malnutrition leads to many negative effects on body function, increased aid dependency and increased mortality. There are both nursing documents and tools to combat malnutrition in older persons. It is important to quickly identify those who are at risk with such continuous weighing and the use of BMI or MNA, and to investigate the underlying causes. There must be a true custom diet and a good meal environment in which health professionals take into account the pensioner's wishes. Nursing homes should have procedures to regularly monitor elderly nutritional status.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-42725Local ID: 0b45657f-ac4b-4d53-bc6e-ed187de5ce6eOAI: diva2:1015951
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Student thesis, at least 15 credits
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Nursing, bachelor's level
Validerat; 20110125 (anonymous)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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