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To determine the prevalence of malnutrition in patients with chronic kidney disease
Materials and Methods
This descriptive study was conducted at department of Nephrology, Lady Reading Hospital
Peshawar from (start date) to (end date). CKD patients aging 20 to 80 years were enrolled and assessed for malnutrition using MNA® Score. Patients with MNA® 0 to 7 were labelled as malnourished. Data was analyzed using SPSS version 23.
170 CKD patients were enrolled. 118 patients were male and 58 females. Male to female ratio was 2:1. Malnutrition was observed in 65 patients (38.2%). Malnutrition was significantly associated with age of the patient (p = 0.05) and duration of CKD (p = <0.001).
Malnutrition is a significant finding in CKD patients on haemodialysis. Patients with prolonged illness and advanced age are more likely to have it. CKD patients should be assessed for malnutrition.
Chronic kidney disease (CKD), Malnutrition, Haemodialysis.
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