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Application of Nutrition Screening Initiative Checklist in Senile Nutrition and Life Quality Study

Liu Zhirong (Anhui Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Hefei, Anhui, 230061, China)  
Objective To explore the application value of Nutrition Screening Initiative Checklist (NSI) in senile nutrition and quality of life study and provide basis for developing and establishing Chinese NSI adapted to our senile citizen. Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted with the participation of 633 senile subjects, aged 60 years and over, selected randomly from 15 stratified sampling units. Data were collected through individual interviews using Nutrition Screening Initiative Checklist, other health-related QOL questionnaires and a socio-demographic health information form.Results All variables related to nutrition status, including age, education, occupation before retired, activities of daily life (ADL), and health, were estimated by NSI. The relationship could be adequately interpreted with biomedicine theory and complied with other researches.Conclusions This NSI and its assessment standard were of reference significance to develop and establish Chinese NSI system.
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