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What is the MNA®?MNA® Form

The MNA® is a validated nutrition screening and assessment tool that can identify geriatric patients age 65 and above who are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition. The MNA® was developed nearly 20 years ago and is the most well validated nutrition screening tool for the elderly. Originally comprised of 18 questions, the current MNA® now consists of 6 questions and streamlines the screening process. The current MNA® retains the validity and accuracy of the original MNA® in identifying older adults who are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition. The revised MNA® Short Form makes the link to intervention easier and quicker and is now the preferred form of the MNA® for clinical use.

MNA® Literature Database

You are being directed to another site that houses the MNA® Literature Database. The Literature Database houses valuable information on the extensive research that supports use of the MNA®. Currently the database has more than 1100 published research articles that reference the MNA®. The database will allow users to search for and access links to abstracts of all MNA® articles and references cited on the MNA® website.

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Self MNA®

  • Specifically adapted for self completion by older adults or caregivers
  • Determines the nutrition screening score
  • Easy to use
  • Results to be shared and discussed with healthcare provider
  • Access the Self-MNA® on the MNA® Forms page


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