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Measure: Involuntary Weight Loss   #251100

Definition: A questionnaire assessing involuntary weight loss in the past 12 months.

Purpose: Involuntary weight loss is a common problem in the geriatric population and is associated with diseases, frailty, disability, and an increased risk of mortality. It is important not only to identify weight loss but also to assess whether the weight loss was intentional (did the patient try to lose weight) or unintentional (occurring without any effort to lose weight).


Keywords: Health, Aging, and Body Composition Study, Health ABC, geriatrics, National Institute on Aging, NIA, weight change, gerontology, aging

Measure Release Date: July 2, 2018

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