Malnutrition and nutritional care practices in hospital wards for older people

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Vanderwee, Katrien; Clays, Els; Bocquaert, Ilse; Verhaeghe, Sofie; Lardennois, Miguel; Gobert, Micheline; Defloor, Tom;
(2010)
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2010.05531.x
  • Subject: 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

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 199... View more