Eating difficulties, assisted eating and nutritional status in elderly (=65 years) patients in hospital rehabilitation
2002 (English)In: International Journal of Nursing Studies, ISSN 0020-7489, Vol. 39, no 3, 341-351 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This study describes frequencies and associations between eating difficulties, assisted eating and nutritional status in 520 elderly patients in hospital rehabilitation. Eating difficulties were observed during a meal and nutritional status was assessed with Subjective Global Assessment form. Eighty-two percent of patients had one or more eating difficulties, 36% had assisted eating and 46% malnutrition. Three components of eating were focused upon ingestion, deglutition, and energy (eating and intake). Deglutition and ingestion difficulties and low energy were associated with assisted eating, and low energy associated with malnutrition. Underestimation of low energy puts patients at risk of having or developing malnutrition. © 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2002. Vol. 39, no 3, 341-351 p.
Eating, Elderly care, Nursing care, Nutrition, Rehabilitation
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-46845DOI: 10.1016/S0020-7489(01)00025-6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-46845DiVA: diva2:267741