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Journal:   MEDICAL JOURNAL OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN (MJIRI)   2018 , Volume 32 , Number 1; Page(s) 0 To 0.
 
Paper: 

Psychometric properties of the Persian version of the nutritional form for the elderly (NUFFE) in nursing home residents

 
DOI: 

10.14196/mjiri.32.105

 
Author(s):  SHARIFI FARSHAD, MIRAREFIN MOJDE, ALIZADEH KHOEI MAHTAB*, NAZARI NEDA, NAJAFI BAHARAK, FAKHRZADEH HOSSEIN, ARZAGHI SEYED MASOUD, Soderhamn Ulrika, Taati Fahimeh, MEHRDAD NEDA
 
* Elderly Health Research Center, Endocrinology and Metabolism Population Sciences Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran / Geriatric & Gerontology Department, Medical school, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
 
Abstract: 
Background: The Nutritional Form for the Elderly (NUFFE) is a newly developed tool. This study aimed to carry out a psychometric evaluation of the Persian version of NUFFE (NUFFE-P) among nursing home residents. Methods: Nursing home participant’ s aged ≥ 60 years (n=97) were enrolled. The inclusion criteria were residency for at least 6 months in the nursing home, and ability to communicate. Exclusion criteria included cognitive impairment, having depressed mood, severe hearing loss, problems in upper and lower extremities also, history of hospital admission during 6 months before enrollment. Anthropometric measures, laboratory tests, three-day food intake, NUFFE-P version, Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA), Barthel Index (BI) and Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS-15) were assessed. The relationship between the NUFFE-P and MNA scores was considered as concurrent validity. Results: The Cronbach’ s alpha coefficient of NUFFE-P tool was 0. 76. The intraclass correlation coefficient for the total score between two raters obtained 0. 98 (CI 0. 97-0. 99). The correlation coefficient between the NUFFE-P and the MNA scores was-0. 75 (p<0. 01). Four factors were extracted for the NUFFE-P in an exploratory factor analyses. Sensitivity 69. 8% and 100% and specificity 75. 7% and 85. 6% were achieved to detect elderly at medium risk (cutoff=6), and at high risk of under-nutrition (cutoff=11) respectively. Conclusion: The NUFFE-P has sufficient psychometric properties in nutritional status screening among the Iranian elderly nursing homes residents.
 
Keyword(s): Elderly,Nutrition assessment,Sensitivity,Specificity
 
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