Malnutrition in COVID-19 survivors: prevalence and risk factors.

Publication date: Sep 04, 2023

Nutritional status is a critical factor throughout COVID-19 disease course. Malnutrition is associated with poor outcomes in hospitalized COVID-19 patients. To assess the prevalence of malnutrition and identify its associated factors in COVID-19 survivors. Study cohort included 1230 COVID-19 survivors aged 18-86 attending a post-COVID-19 outpatient service. Data on clinical parameters, anthropometry, acute COVID-19 symptoms, lifestyle habits were collected through a comprehensive medical assessment. Malnutrition was assessed according to Global Leadership Initiative on Malnutrition (GLIM) criteria. Prevalence of malnutrition was 22% at 4-5 months after acute disease. Participants who were not hospitalized during acute COVID-19 showed a higher frequency of malnutrition compared to those who needed hospitalization (26% versus 19%, p

Concepts Keywords
5months Anorexia of aging
Global Geriatrics
Malnutrition GLIM criteria
Nutritional Long Covid
Outpatient Nutritional status


Type Source Name
disease MESH Malnutrition
disease MESH COVID-19
disease MESH Nutritional status
disease IDO disease course
disease MESH lifestyle
disease MESH acute disease
disease VO frequency
disease MESH Long Covid
disease MESH Anorexia

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