Screening for nutritional status in the elderly

Prim Care. 1994 Mar;21(1):55-67.


A comprehensive assessment of nutritional status is a critically important component of any patient evaluation. Based upon clinical information, anthropometric data, and a small number of laboratory investigations, an accurate appraisal of nutritional status should be possible and an appropriate intervention plan can be developed. The actual approach depends on the particular problem discovered. These are discussed in detail elsewhere in this issue.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Female
  • Geriatric Assessment*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Nutrition Assessment*
  • Nutrition Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Nutritional Status
  • Protein-Energy Malnutrition / diagnosis
  • Thinness / diagnosis
  • Weight Loss