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Sjuksköterskors bedömning och hantering av undernutrition hos äldre patienter som vårdas på sjukhus : Enkätstudie

by Wilhelmsson, Emilie; Wååg, Maria

Abstract (Summary)
In spite of the fact the situation has been well known for several years, more than 25 percent of elderly patients suffer from malnutrition during hospital care. The aim of this study was to describe the nurse's assessment of nutrition status among elderly patients treated in hospital. The chosen method was a qualitative questionnaire and by using a qualitative content analysis, the answers were processed. The results were presented in seven themes; The clinical eye, Resources, Raised assessment, Registration of food intake, Mental health, Assistant nurse´s role and Lack of time. Our conclusion is that nurses have enough knowledge and aid to appraise an adequate nutrition status on their patients, but is prevented by constant lack of time resulting in nutrition questions being lower prioritized. Instead, the assistant nurse takes more responsibility for the nutrition assessment.
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School:Högskolan i Skövde

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:malnutition elderly nurse assessment

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Date of Publication:06/13/2008

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