Factors influencing implementation of nutritional intervention in elderly subjects after hip fracture

J.J.L. Breedveld-Peters

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Abstract

Elderly persons with a hip fracture often lack appetite. This can delay the recovery. Therefore, a study was conducted in which elderly with a hip fracture received intensive nutritional coaching by a dietician (10 contact moments) during 3 months if necessary combined with fluid nutrition. This coaching took place both in the hospital and in recovery care and in home situation.
To test the usability of this nutritional intervention in the health care practice a process evaluation was carried out. The provided nutritional intervention turned out well applicable and was highly appreciated by patients. However, introducing this intensive nutritional care requires extra attention, particularly due to the lack of structural attention for nutrition in the existing health care.

Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Dagnelie, Pieter, Supervisor
  • van der Weijden, Trudy, Supervisor
  • Prins, Martin, Supervisor
  • Reijven, Nellie, Advisor
Award date16 Nov 2012
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Publisher
Print ISBNs978 94 6159173 9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012

Keywords

  • nutritional care
  • hip fracture
  • dietician and fluid nutrition
  • process evaluation

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