Malnutrition in Older Adults

Malnutrition in Older Adults (MiOA) Scoping Review (2019-20)

Malnutrition in Older Adults: A Scoping Review

The objective of the Malnutrition in Older Adults scoping review is to identify and characterize available evidence examining nutrition assessment or nutrition interventions to treat or prevent malnutrition in older adults living in their permanent residence (nursing home or community).

An understanding of the landscape of literature for nutrition assessment and nutrition intervention to identify and combat malnutrition among older adults will inform the need for systematic reviews and evidence-based nutrition practice guidelines.

Research Questions

  • In older adults with a mean age of 65 years living in a permanent residence (nursing home or community), what is the availability of literature evaluating nutrition assessment tools?
  • In older adults with a mean age of 65 years living in a permanent residence (nursing home or community), what is the availability of literature evaluating nutrition interventions to prevent or treat malnutrition?

Search Plan

Target Population: Adults (mean age 65 years)

Assessment: Validity, reliability, or predicition studies for the assessment of nutrition status of older adults

Intervention: Studies examining the effects of nutrition interventions to prevent or treat malnutrition

Outcomes: Any nutrition-related health outcomes

Location: Nursing Homes or Community

Search Dates:

  • Assessment: prior May 2018
  • Intervention: prior May 2019

Study Designs: Randomized controlled trials, clinical controlled studies, cohort studies, systematic reviews or meta-analysis of randomized controlled clinical trials or cohort studies. Additionally, the search included any evidence-based guidelines.

Databases: Medline, Embase, Cochrane Central and CINAHL

Results: The scoping review is in progress with an estimate completion date of June 2020.

 

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updated: 3/19/2020