ASPEN-AND-ESPEN: A postacute-care comparison of the basic definition of malnutrition from the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics with the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism definition.


Dolores Sánchez-Rodríguez


Geriatrics Department, Parc de Salut Mar, Centre Fòrum - Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain; Rehabilitation Research Group, Institut Hospital del Mar d' Investigacions Mèdiques (IMIM), Barcelona, Spain; School of Medicine, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain; School of Medicine, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain. Electronic address: [Email]


The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of malnutrition by applying the ASPEN/AND definition and the ESPEN consensus definition in a postacute-care population, and secondly, to determine the metrological properties of the set of six clinical characteristics that constitute the ASPEN/AND basic diagnosis, compared to the ESPEN consensus, based mostly on objective anthropometric measurements.


ASPEN/AND,ESPEN,Malnutrition,Older people,Postacute,

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