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Judith E. Brown
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DETERMINE, MUST, and the MNA are three tools to screen for nutritional risk. List five factors that place older adults at risk of malnutrition.

Summary Introduction

To list: Five factors that place older adults at risk of malnutrition.

Introduction: To screen the nutritional status of older adults, tools such as DETERMINE (Disease Eating poorly, Tooth loss/Mouth pain, Economic hardship, Reduced social contact, Multiple medicines, Involuntary Weight loss/ gain, Needs assistance in self-care, and Elder years above age 80), MUST (Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool), and MNA (Mini Nutritional Assessment) are often used. These tools generally determine the nutritional risk by presenting questionaires and then determining the health risk on the basis of the test result.

Explanation

Factors that place older adults at risk of malnutrition as measured through the use of screening tools are as follows:

  1. 1. Low income reduces the budget capacity to buy nutritious food.
  2. 2. Poor eating habits such as eating too little or eating a monosyllabic diet, thereby reducing the intake of essential nutrients in the body.
  3. 3...

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