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JURSCHIK GIMENEZ, Pilar; BOTIGUE SATORRA, Teresa; NUIN ORRIO, Carme  and  LAVEDAN SANTAMARIA, Ana. Influence of the texture of the diet on the nutritional state in elderly. Gerokomos [online]. 2009, vol.20, n.3, pp.105-108. ISSN 1134-928X.

The nurse has a key role in the field of nutrition, especially in monitoring the composition of the diets. The objectives of this study were to describe the type of patient who carries a pulverized diet and analyze the influence of diet on nutritional status crushed. This is a cross-sectional study with people 65 years or older and who attended medical centres in the city of Lleida. The descriptive study was conducted through the test χ2. The comparison between the dependent variable and the average of the total value of the test Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) and other nutritional data was analyzed by Student's t-test. We concluded that people who needed diet were crushed worse than those fed a normal diet required.

Keywords : Diet; elderly; nutritional status; malnutrition.

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