Sensitivity and specificity of the Global Leadership Initiative on Malnutrition criteria for the detection of malnutrition in geriatric patients

Autores: Chavarría Favila Jorge E, Ávila Butrón Gerardo, Prone Olazabal Denisse, Ortiz López Yohami S


Aim: This study aimed to determine the specificity and sensitivity of the Global Leadership Initiative on Malnutrition (GLIM) criteria as a diagnostic tool compared to a full version of the Mini-Nutritional Assessment (MNA) in hospitalized geriatric patients Methods: The prospective observational cross-sectional study in older adults hospitalized between March 2021 and May 2022. The MNA full version and GLIM criteria will be applied. Results: The prevalence of malnutrition in the study population according to GLIM was 6.8% moreover, according to MNA was 1.58%. The results of GLIM versus MNA diagnostic tests were: 100% sensitivity, 94.6% specificity and an accuracy of 94.7%. Conclusion: The GLIM criteria have good sensitivity and specificity. It is recommended to continue with studies to validate the use of GLIM as a tool to support the diagnosis of malnutrition in older people hospitalized in conditions of the study population.

Palabras clave: Older adult global leadership initiative on malnutrition mini-nutritional assessment malnutrition

2023-07-19   |   88 visitas   |   Evalua este artículo 0 valoraciones

Vol. 9 Núm.1. Enero-Junio 2023 Pags. 001-006 J Lat Am Geriatric Med 2023; 9(1)