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Multidimensional and nutritional evaluation in post-acute long-term care setting

Antonio Uneddu, Mauro Sotgia, Valentina Spissu, Marta Manzocco, Alessandra Filippi
  • Antonio Uneddu
    Unit of Post Acute Long-Term Care, University Hospital of Sassari, Italy | auneddu@tiscali.it
  • Mauro Sotgia
    Unit of Long Term Care, ASL Sassari, Italy
  • Valentina Spissu
    School of Specialization in Geriatrics, University of Sassari, Italy
  • Marta Manzocco
    School of Specialization in Geriatrics, University of Sassari, Italy
  • Alessandra Filippi
    Unit of Post Acute Long-Term Care, University Hospital of Sassari, Italy

Abstract

Since 2011 the Unit of Post Acute Long-Term Care started the activity in Sassari, Sardinia region, initially as Local Health Care Public Service and currently integrated in the University Hospital. The purpose of this paper was to describe the main care methods based on a comprehensive geriatric approach and the multidimensional prognostic index to stratify the risk of mortality and other negative outcomes. With a strong emphasis on nutritional problems, we analyzed the correlations among malnutrition and motility, cognitive impairment, comorbidity and major diseases, and psychosocial determinants.

Keywords

Long-term care; mini nutritional assessment; multidimensional prognostic index.

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