Simple kcal/kg formula is comparable to prediction equations for estimating resting energy expenditure in older cognitively impaired long term care residents.


Assessment of energy needs is a critical step in developing the nutrition care plan, especially for individuals unable to modulate their own energy intakes. The purpose of this study was to assess precision and accuracy of commonly used prediction equations in comparison to measured resting energy expenditure in a sample of "oldest old" adults residing in long term care (LTC).