Institut für Pflegewissenschaft

Malnutrition in the Elderly Knowledge Hub (MaNuEl)

Eglseer D, Kormann M, Schüssler S.

The Joint Action “Malnutrition in the Elderly Knowledge Hub” (MaNuEL) is part of the Strategic Research Agenda of the Joint Programming Initiative “A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life”. MaNuEL is a consortium of 22 research groups from 7 countries (Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Spain, the Netherlands en New Zealand). MaNuEL started on March 1, 2016 and has obtained funding for two years.

General project objectives

  1. Knowledge gain
  2. Strengthen evidence-based best practice
  3. Capacity building
  4. Harmonisation  

The specific objective of MaNuEL to be addressed in the different work packages are to:

  1. Develop a definition of treatable malnutrition;
  2. Compile data on the prevalence of treatable malnutrition from existing studies;
  3. Provide insight into the body composition characteristics of those with treatable malnutrition;
  4. Obtain an overview based on published literature on existing screening tools for malnutrition in older adults;
  5. Select preferred malnutrition screening tools for older adults in different community and health care setting;
  6. Obtain malnutrition prevalence data in older adults across Europe (and beyond) based on these preferred screening tools;
  7. Identify key determinants of (treatable) malnutrition;
  8. Develop a list of reliable and valid instruments to measure these determinants;
  9. Obtain an overview on the effects of non-pharmacological interventions on malnutrition;
  10. Obtain an overview on on-going and planned studies on non-pharmacological interventions;
  11. Obtain an overview on current policies and practice across Europe regarding screening and treatment of malnutrition in older persons in different health care settings;
  12. Obtain an overview on formal education of health care professionals across Europe regarding screening and treatment of malnutrition in older persons (Medical University Graz, Department of Nursing Science



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Hervorgegangene Veröffentlichung

Eglseer D, Schüssler S, Kravanja I, Lohrmann C. (2017) What do nurses learn about malnutrition in older adults? Proceedings of the 39th ESPEN CONGRESS on Clinical Nutrition & Metabolism. 2017; -39th ESPEN CONGRESS on Clinical Nutrition & Metabolism; SEP 9-12, 2017; The Hague, Netherlands. [Poster]

Eglseer D, Visser M, Volkert D, Lohrmann C. (2018) Nutrition education on malnutrition in older adults in European medical schools: Need for improvement? European Geriatric Medicine (Accepted)

Eglseer D, Halfens R, Schuessler S, Visser M, Volkert D, Lohrmann C. (2018) Is the topic of malnutrition in older adults addressed in the European nursing curricula? A MaNuEL study. Nurse Education Today 68, 13-18.

Eglseer D. (2018) Education of health care professionals on screening and treatment of malnutrition in older adults across Europe. Nursing Home Research International Working Group, September 13-14, 2018, Rom, Italy.

Eglseer D, Kormann M, Schüssler S, Lohrmann C. (2018) Bridging the education and knowledge gap of healthcare staff: A MOOC about malnutrition in older adults (A MaNuEL project) Clinical Nutrition. 2018; 37(Suppl1):S58-S59.-40th ESPEN Congress; SEP 1-4, 2018; Madrid, SPAIN. [Poster]

Eglseer D, Lohrmann C. (2017) Was lernen Pflegepersonen in ihrer Ausbildung über Mangelernährung? Konferenzband Pflegekongress 2017. Pflegekongress17, Austria Center Vienna, Wien, 30.11. - 01.12.2017.

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