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dc.contributor.authorSheard, Jamie M
dc.contributor.authorAsh, Susan
dc.contributor.authorMellick, George D
dc.contributor.authorSilburn, Peter A
dc.contributor.authorKerr, Graham K
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:10:46Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:10:46Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.date.modified2014-04-16T23:09:15Z
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0053290
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/58600
dc.description.abstractObjective Malnutrition results in poor health outcomes, and people with Parkinson's disease may be more at risk of malnutrition. However, the prevalence of malnutrition in Parkinson's disease is not yet well defined. The aim of this study is to provide an estimate of the extent of malnutrition in community-dwelling people with Parkinson's disease. Methods This is a cross-sectional study of people with Parkinson's disease residing within a 2 hour driving radius of Brisbane, Australia. The Subjective Global Assessment (SGA) and scored Patient Generated Subjective Global Assessment (PG-SGA) were used to assess nutritional status. Body weight, standing or knee height, mid-arm circumference and waist circumference were measured. Results Nineteen (15%) of the participants were moderately malnourished (SGA-B). The median PG-SGA score of the SGA-B group was 8 (4-15), significantly higher than the SGA-A group, U = 1860.5, p<.05. The symptoms most influencing intake were loss of appetite, constipation, early satiety and problems swallowing. Conclusions As with other populations, malnutrition remains under-recognised and undiagnosed in people with Parkinson's disease. Regular screening of nutritional status in people with Parkinson's disease by health professionals with whom they have regular contact should occur to identify those who may benefit from further nutrition assessment and intervention.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherPublic Library of Science
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrome53290-1
dc.relation.ispartofpagetoe53290-6
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPloS One
dc.relation.ispartofvolume8
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNeurosciences not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode110999
dc.titleMalnutrition in a sample of community-dwelling people with Parkinson's disease
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2013
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorMellick, George


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