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Collegium antropologicum, Vol.31 No.2 April 2007. -

Malnutrition is an independent risk factor impacting on higher complications and increased length of hospital stay

and costs. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of nutritional risk among patients on regular haemodialysis

HD Group I, N=105 and among the patients at Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Hematology and Clinical

Immunology Group II, N=652. Cross-sectional nutritional evaluation was done using Nottingham Hospital Screening

Tool NS. The prevalence of nutritional risk was 9% in Group I and 21% in Group II p=0.0002. We found statistically

significant larger quantity of malnourished patients among acute internistic patients than among chronic from the same

Group II. Malnutrition among patients on HD didn’t differ statistically to chronic internistic patients. We didn’t found a

significantly higher percentage of nutritional risk among elderly patients 65 years and more. Correlation between body

mass index BMI and NS was significant, but weak r=–0.32. We can conclude that the prevalence of nutritional risk

among HD patients was lower than we had expected. It seems that the screening tool we used is not sensitive enough for

HD patients and needs further investigations.

nutritional risk; malnutrition; Nottingham screening tool; haemodialysis



Author: Brankica Mijandrušić Sinčić - Lidija Orlić - Dubravka Eržen Jurišić - Gordana Kenđel - Elena Gombač - Barbara Kvenić -

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