Nutritional therapy in elderly care--a forgotten perspective. A questionnaire study shows clear shortages in the care of the elderly
2009 (Swedish)In: Läkartidningen, ISSN 0023-7205, Vol. 106, no 40, 2538-2542 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
It has previously been demonstrated that the use of clinical nutrition in Swedish hospitals did not fulfill European standards. In the present study, a questionnaire-based investigation was performed among nurses working with elderly people living in sheltered housing. Overall, 765 (54.6%) responded. Nearly 90% of the nurses considered themselves responsible for nutritional assessment, although only 36% routinely registered energy intake on patients at risk of undernutrition. More than 60% stated that education regarding clinical nutrition was insufficient. Thus, despite a heavy responsibility in the nutrition care process for nurses, a lack of sufficient knowledge and education was evident. Special efforts should be aimed at a clarified organization as well as education.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 106, no 40, 2538-2542 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-67803PubMedID: 19908624OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-67803DiVA: diva2:412976
Article in Swedish2011-04-272011-04-272011-05-10Bibliographically approved