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Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA®)

Purpose:

To evaluate the nutritional status of an elderly patient using the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA).

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology

Objective:

other testing, severity, prognosis, stage, quality of life

ICD-10:

E40-E46, E50-E64

Description:

The Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA®) is a tool for evaluating the nutritional status of an elderly patient. It consists of 18 items that are simple and rapid to measure. This can help target patients needing nutritional intervention or dietary modifications. Its development was supported by the Nestle Research Centre in Switzerland.

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