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A registry study of nursing assessments, interventions and evaluations according to nutrition for persons living in municipal residential care homes.


ABSTRACT: The aim was to explore planned nursing interventions and evaluations of such interventions, in older people at risk for malnutrition living in municipal residential care homes.A registry study.The study was conducted using data from the Swedish national quality registry Senior Alert. Data on all persons assessed and registered in Senior Alert living in municipal residential care homes in a mid-sized town between January and December 2014 were subjected to statistical analysis.In total, 677 nutritional risk assessments were performed among the participants (N = 587), who were between 65-109 years. A larger proportion of women were estimated as being at risk for malnutrition compared with men. The three most common prescribed nursing interventions were nutritional treatment, dietary support and weight control; however, interventions were not prescribed for all participants at risk for malnutrition. Lesser than 50% of the interventions were evaluated, with dietary support, pharmaceutical review and weight control the three most likely to be evaluated. Further, planned interventions for participants at risk of malnutrition were implemented more often for men than for women.

SUBMITTER: Backlund A 

PROVIDER: S-EPMC6056451 | BioStudies | 2018-01-01

SECONDARY ACCESSION(S): 10.14283/jfa.2016.88

REPOSITORIES: biostudies

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