Malnutrition and cognitive impairment among people aged 60 years and above living in regular housing or in special housing in Sweden: a population-based cohort study
- Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Centre for Research and Innovation in Care (CRIC), University of Antwerp, Wilrijk, Belgium
- Correspondence to Bart Geurden
University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, Wilrijk 2610, Belgium;
Implications for research and practice
Implications for nursing practice of this research:
■ Malnutrition is not restricted to institutionalised older people with cognitive impairment. Those with cognitive impairment living in regular housing also have an increased risk of malnutrition.
■ Impaired cognitive ability rather than impaired functional ability is associated with malnutrition regardless of housing and living arrangement.
■ Moderate or severe cognitive impairment is associated with malnutrition rather than mild cognitive impairment.
Implications for nursing research in the light of this study:
■ Research to …