Validation of the mini nutritional assessment short form mnar sf a practical tool for identification of nutritional status j nutr health aging 2009 13782 788. Mini nutritional assessment a practical assessment tool for grading the nutritional state of elderly patients facts and research in gerontology 4 suppl2 15 59. The mini nutritional assessment mna has recently been designed and validated to provide a single rapid assessment of nutritional status in elderly patients in outpatient clinics hospitals and nursing homes. The mini nutritional assessment mna tool is a well validated tool for assessing malnutrition in the elderly the tool was shown to have an accuracy of 92 when it was compared with a clinical evaluation by two physicians specialists in nutrition and 98 when it was compared with a comprehensive nutritional assessment including biochemical . The mini nutritional assessment mna which is composed of simple measurementsand brief questions that can be completed in about 10 min was designedand validated to provide a rapid assessment of the nutritional status of frailelderly people in order to facilitate nutrition intervention 1 2
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