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Evaluation of nutritional status of recently hospitalized patients

Khattak, Muhammad Muzaffar Ali Khan and Khan, Alam and Begum, Shagufta and Abid, Javeria and Qadir, Syed Saeed (2002) Evaluation of nutritional status of recently hospitalized patients. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, 1 (5). pp. 212-216. ISSN 16805194

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Abstract

Three hundred and fifty five patients of various age groups were assessed for their nutritional status. Among these patients, 65 were children, 166 adult male, and 124 adult female. In children all the anthropometric parameters were lower than the reference values with the exception for age group 6.1 – 10.0 years, whose weight were more than the reference values. Hundred percent mal-nourishment was observed in male adults. All the parameters i.e. weight, upper mid arm circumference (UMAC), triceps-skinfolds (TSF) hemoglobin and blood sugar were lower than the reference values. The data collected for female adults also indicated that the females were hundred percent mal-nourished as well with the exception 51+ years of age whose weights were more than the respective standards or reference values. This study indicates the gravity of the problem of mal-nourishment that exists in the hospitalized patients. Therefore, there is an urgent need for the nutritional assessment/intervention in the hospitalized patients.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5145/1666
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malnutrition, nutitional status, hospitalized patients
Subjects: T Technology > TX Home economics > TX341 Nutrition. Foods and food supply
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Muhammad Muzaffar Ali Khan Khattak
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2012 17:13
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2012 08:34
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/1666

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