MiOA: Assessment: Community (2022)

Author and Year:
Marshall S, Craven D, et al. 2018
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Article Title:
A systematic review and meta-analysis of the criterion validity of nutrition assessment tools for diagnosing protein-energy malnutrition in the older community setting (the MACRo study).
Marshall S, Craven D, Kelly J, Isenring E
Clinical Nutrition (Edinburgh, Scotland)
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6 Pt A
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Meta-analysis or Systematic Review
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Inclusion Criteria:
Inclusion criteria for types of participants were older adult samples with a mean age of >65 years living independently in the community (including post hospital discharge, outpatients, and medical centres), who were assessed for PEM using a nutrition assessment tool. Participants included in the current study were the general older population living in the community. Results from disease-specific samples will be reported separately. Observational, interventional (baseline or control group only), cross-sectional, retrospective and cohort studies were considered for inclusion.
Exclusion Criteria:
Exclusion criteria for participants were those assessed as inpatients of acute or sub-acute facilities (excepting observational assessment post-discharge), day hospitals, or were living in residential aged care (including nursing homes). Data where community samples were combined with patients in these settings were also excluded; however, studies which used “nationally representative data” where results were not delineated by setting were also excluded.
Research Purpose:
What is the criterion (concurrent and predictive) validity and reliability of nutrition assessment tools in making a diagnosis of PEMin the general older adult community?
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Not applicable
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