publication . Other literature type . Article . 2011

Malnutrition and nutritional care practices

Katrien Vanderwee; Els Clays; Ilse Bocquaert; Sofie Verhaeghe; Miguel Lardennois; Micheline Gobert; Tom Defloor;
  • Published: 01 Apr 2011
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Country: Belgium
Abstract
AIMS: This paper is a report of a study conducted to gain a better insight into the current nutritional care practices in Belgian hospital wards for older people, and to study the association between these practices and the prevalence of malnutrition. BACKGROUND: In 1999, the Council of Europe assessed nutritional care practices and support in 12 European countries and showed them to be sparse and inconsistent. At the time of research, no studies had described the association between nutritional care practices and malnutrition prevalence in Belgium. METHODS: In 2007, a cross-sectional survey was carried out in a representative sample of Belgian hospital wards fo...
Subjects
free text keywords: Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Hospital Units - organization & administration, statistics & numerical data, Humans, Length of Stay, Male, Malnutrition - diagnosis, epidemiology, therapy, Mass Screening - utilization, Nursing Staff, Hospital - supply & distribution, Nutrition Assessment, Nutritional Status - physiology, Patient Care Planning, Attitude of Health Personnel, Practice Guidelines as Topic, Belgium - epidemiology, Clinical Competence, Elder Nutritional Physiological Phenomena - physiology, Epidemiologic Methods, Female, Guideline Adherence - standards, Health Services for the Aged - standards, statistics & numerical data, General Nursing, Nursing, Prevalence, Nutritional care, Health care, business.industry, business, Family medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Malnutrition, medicine.disease, Nursing care, Individual risk, Multilevel model
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