Obesity among older persons: Screening for risk of adverse outcomes

G. L. Jensen

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A research overview is presented that highlights the growing prevalence of obesity among older persons and the associated risks for medical co-morbidity, healthcare resource use, functional decline and homebound status. Findings reveal that even for obese individuals poor diet quality and micronutrient deficiencies are relatively common concerns. Currently available nutrition risk screening instruments lack validity for overweight / obese older persons. Development and preliminary testing of a new Nutrition Health Outcomes Questionnaire (NHOQ) for this application are presented. The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)510-521
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Nutrition, Health and Aging
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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