Factors related to malnutrition in community-dwelling patients with schizophrenia

Sung Reul Kim, Ji Young Kim, Hye Young Kim, Ju Hee Nho, Young Hwa Kim, So Young Min

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Abstract

Purpose: This study aims to identify demographic, clinical, and nutritional factors related to malnutrition in community-dwelling patients with schizophrenia. Design and Methods: We used a descriptive cross-sectional design. Between June and July 2016, 188 community-dwelling patients with schizophrenia were included in this study. Findings: Of the 188 participants, 4.3% were classified as malnourished, and 40.4% were at risk of malnutrition. Living status, body weight, and appetite were significant factors related to malnutrition in community-dwelling patients with schizophrenia. Practice Implication: Assessment of nutritional status should be considered along with demographic and nutritional factors in community-dwelling patients with schizophrenia.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPerspectives in Psychiatric Care
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2018 Jan 1

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Keywords

  • appetite
  • body weight
  • malnutrition
  • schizophrenia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health

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