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ERIC Number: EJ817287
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0714-9808
A Comparison of Energy Provision by Diet Order in a Long-Term Care Facility
Durant, Matthew
Canadian Journal on Aging, v27 n2 p225-227 2008
Involuntary weight loss (IWL) is common in the North American elderly population and affects as many as 60 per cent of nursing home residents, representing a threat to health and function. Investigation into nutrient provision in a long-term care (LTC) centre showed that mean total energy exposure over the 5-week menu cycle differed significantly between regular and pureed diet orders, with lower mean levels of exposure to all three macronutrients on a pureed diet order. There is sufficient evidence that current LTC menus may provide fewer nutrients in those receiving pureed diets that further investigation in this area is warranted.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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