Screening of nutritional status based on mini nutritional assessment short-form (MNA-SF) among elderly

Nuning Hartiana Widiastuti, Merryana Adriani, R. Bambang Wirjadmadi

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The number of older adults is proliferating in this 21st century, reaching as many as 425 million worldwide in 2000 and estimated almost twice in 2025. In Indonesia, the percentage of older adults in 2017 as much as 7.5%. In line with the increasing of live expectancy of the elderly will grow bigger. That causes the nutrition problem in the elderly and require early identification of risk for malnutrition. Proper nutrition and physical activity have an essential role in making sure the elderly can live healthy, active, and independent lives1. This study tried to identify the impact of early screening nutrition based on Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA-SF) of elderly in community2. The study relied on the observation that used cross-sectional design and conducted in the elderly community. Results of the study showed that the impact of screening in elderly based on MNA-SF most respondents were able to do activities and do activities well, this could also be attributed to BMI, most respondents were obese. The chi-square test shows that only education level is significant (p < 0.05). An influence between the level of education and risk malnutrition in the elderly is indicated by the value of RR 0.137 (95%CI). The findings in this revised MNA-SF is available for use among the elderly in the community.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)730-734
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2019


  • Elderly
  • MNA-SF
  • Nutritional status
  • Screening


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