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The Nutritional Status of New Zealand Adults Living in Residential Aged-Care

NZ Research Abstract

posted by Research Admin 1 on 2 April 2019

Authors

Susan MacDonell

Year of Publication

2019

Source

MacDonell, S. (2019). The Nutritional Status of New Zealand Adults Living in Residential Aged-Care. Thesis, Doctor of Philosophy. University of Otago.

Publication Type

Thesis

Publication Status

Completed

Abstract

This thesis adds to the limited information available to assess the nutritional status of the New Zealand aged care population. reportedly, malnutrition is prevalent in residential aged care facilities in other comparable countries. "Information on nutritional status, lifestyle and health characteristics specific to aged-care residents in New Zealand is needed to identify risks and ensure interventions are developed in culturally acceptable and appropriate ways to meet the needs and requirements of older New Zealand adults. The purpose of the present study was, therefore, to evaluate the prevalence and determinants of malnutrition, frailty and select micronutrient status of New Zealand aged-care residents."

Type of Study

Evaluation

How to Access

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