Dietary intake and body composition of older adults with dementia in long-term care: a secondary analysis of a nutritional intervention

dc.contributor.advisorRandall Simpson, Janis
dc.contributor.advisorSheeshka, Judy
dc.contributor.authorDimou, Ekaterini
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-24T15:43:29Z
dc.date.available2020-08-24T15:43:29Z
dc.date.copyright2003
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Family Relations and Applied Nutritionen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.description.abstractThis secondary analysis examined dietary intake and body composition data from a nine-month nutritional intervention designed to prevent weight loss in older adults with dementia in a long-term care setting. There were no significant differences in dietary intake and body composition with nutritional intervention (n = 34), however there was a decrease in fat intake. The proportion of dietary intake from supplements increased, and the dietary intake from food sources decreased, with nutritional intervention. Mental status, level of agitation, and functional abilities were associated with dietary intake. There was no significant difference in body weight between the intervention and standard care (n = 47) groups. The findings suggest that the period of intervention may not have been long enough and that this regimen reduced food intake. Future studies of longer duration are necessary to determine appropriate supplementation and nutritional intervention to prevent weight loss in older adults living with dementia in long-term care facilities.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10214/19636
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
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dc.subjectdietary intake
dc.subjectbody composition
dc.subjectnutritional intervention
dc.subjectfat intake
dc.subjectsupplements
dc.subjectmental status
dc.subjectlevel of agitation
dc.subjectfunctional abilities
dc.subjectbody weight
dc.subjectolder adults
dc.subjectdementia
dc.subjectong-term care facilities
dc.titleDietary intake and body composition of older adults with dementia in long-term care: a secondary analysis of a nutritional intervention
dc.typeThesisen_US

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