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Therefore, the present study was conducted with the objective to evaluate whether MNA can identify malnutrition and risk for malnutrition among elderly population living in urban community of Hawassa city, Southern Ethiopia.The study was conducted in Hawassa city from 28th April to 21th June, 2012.MNA with its established cut-off points may fit for Ethiopian elderly populations even if it needs modulation with the cut-off point.Further exhaustive research is needed to validate the Mini Nutrition Assessment tool using dietary and clinical data. If malnutritionis not intervened in its early stage amongelderly population it can result in various negative health outcomessuch as morbidity, poor quality of life and impaired functional autonomy .Mini nutrition assessment (MNA) was found to be the most extensively evaluated method of nutritional assessment for geriatrics settings even if there is no gold standard method to assess nutritional status of elderly.However, MNA has not been validated among Ethiopian elderly.All analysis was performed using SPSS statistical software package version 16.0.One sample Kolmogorov Smirnov test was used to check the distribution of continuous variables.
MNA has not been validated in Ethiopian elderly population.Weight was recorded to the closest 0.1 kg with the subject in light dress and shoeless utilizing an electronic weight scale adjusted with 1 kg standard weights after every estimation.Height was recorded to the closest 0.1 cm utilizing a stadiometer after the subject standing erect and looking straight ahead with heels, buttocks and shoulders pressed against the stadiometer.MNA gives a maximum of 30 points and it classifies the elderly in: malnourished (MNA ].However, these cut off points may not be applicable for elderly population living in different countries around the world because populations living in different parts of the world are heterogeneous in nutritional characteristics.
Simple random sampling method was employed to select eligible elderly after preparing sampling frame.