6th World Nursing and Healthcare Conference
Adnan Menderes University, Turkey
Title: Identify of malnutrition in the elderly stroke patients in Turkey
Biography: Sakine Boyraz
Aim: The aim of this study was to assess situation of 65 years and older stroke patients malnutrition in the elderly, to compare MNA and SNAQ65+, and to determine their availabilities. Materials and Methods: This study which is determined and cross-sectional was conducted with 130 persons with stroke in neurology department of a univesity hospital. The data were collected by a Questionnaire, Mini Nutritional Assessment(MNA) and Short Nutritional Assessment Questionnaire(SNAQ65+). Chi-Square analysises were used in statistical analysis. Results:The meanage of persons participating there search were 74,21±6,04 (Min:65 Max: 88) years, the majority of them were male. Accordingto MNA, 16,9% of them, and according to SNAQ65+ 18,5% of them had malnutrition. According to both tests, it was determined that malnutrition rates were higher in patients with primary school degree. It was found that there was significant correlation between SNAQ65+and MNA (p=0,000). Compared to MNA, it was determined that the sensitivity of the SNAQ65+was 68,9%, and its the specificity was %96. Conclusions: According to SNAQ65+, it was determined that 24 patients (18.4%) were "malnourished"; according to MNA, 29 (22.3%) patients had “malnutrition/risk under", 9 patients identified as “well fed” by the SNAQ65 +scale were "malnourished/risk under ". While the use of the MNA scale is recommended as "gold standard" in the screening of malnutrition in the elderly population, also the use of SNAQ65+scale is suggested that it could be used to screen malnutrition in elderly stroke patients to our results.