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Eating difficulties, assisted eating and nutritional status in elderly (gt-or-equal, slanted65 years) patients in hospital rehabilitation.

Westergren, Albert LU ; Unosson, Mitra; Ohlsson, Ola; Lorefält, Birgitta and Rahm Hallberg, Ingalill LU (2002) In International Journal of Nursing Studies 39(3). p.341-351
Abstract
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.
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Health Services for the Aged, Nutritional Status, Inpatients, Human, Support Non-U.S. Gov't, Rehabilitation, Eating Disorders, Eating, Aged
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International Journal of Nursing Studies
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39
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3
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341 - 351
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Elsevier
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  • pmid:11864657
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1873-491X
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10.1016/S0020-7489(01)00025-6
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English
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  author       = {Westergren, Albert and Unosson, Mitra and Ohlsson, Ola and Lorefält, Birgitta and Rahm Hallberg, Ingalill},
  issn         = {1873-491X},
  keyword      = {Health Services for the Aged,Nutritional Status,Inpatients,Human,Support Non-U.S. Gov't,Rehabilitation,Eating Disorders,Eating,Aged},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {341--351},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {International Journal of Nursing Studies},
  title        = {Eating difficulties, assisted eating and nutritional status in elderly (gt-or-equal, slanted65 years) patients in hospital rehabilitation.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0020-7489(01)00025-6},
  volume       = {39},
  year         = {2002},
}