Acta Scientific Neurology (ASNE) (ISSN: 2582-1121)

Review Article Volume 6 Issue 1

A Review of the Risk Factors of the Prevalence of Malnutrition in the Elderly

Aida Mohammadi1 and Vahab karamivand2*

1Nursing Student, Student Research Committee, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
2Assistant Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

*Corresponding Author: Vahab karamivand, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran.

Received: August 15, 2022; Published: December 20, 2022

Abstract

Introduction:The elderly population is increasing in developing countries due to improved health status and life expectancy. Considering the increase in the phenomenon of aging and the statistics of the elderly population, it seems that there are still problems such as malnutrition, diabetes, depression, etc.

Objective: The purpose of this research is to investigate the risk factors of malnutrition in the elderly in order to provide a basic solution for appropriate intervention and reduction.

Results: The findings of the reviewed studies show that demographic characteristics, lifestyle, psychological and physiological variables are predictors of malnutrition in the elderly.

Conclusion: Considering that there are still risk factors for the prevalence of malnutrition in the elderly, such as the fact that most of them do not have a good economic status due to reasons such as retirement, and there are also problems such as cognitive disorders, digestion and depression, it is better to periodically evaluate malnutrition screening in treatment plans and be done.

Keywords: Risk Factors; Prevalence; Malnutrition; Elderly

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Citation

Citation: Aida Mohammadi and Vahab Karamivand. “A Review of the Risk Factors of the Prevalence of Malnutrition in the Elderly". Acta Scientific Neurology 6.1 (2023): 63-67.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2023 Aida Mohammadi and Vahab Karamivand. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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