"Om man ska ha mat, ska det vara god mat": äldre personers upplevelser av mat och måltider i ordinärt boende

Ellinor Edfors, Albert Westergren

    Research output: Book/ReportReport

    Abstract

    The aim of the study was to capture the older persons' experiences in relation to foodand meals in ordinary housing.

    Method:Semi-structured interviews, with twelve older persons, on the basis of the instrument

    "Seniors in the community: Risk Evaluation for Eating and Nutrition, Version II" (SCREEN II). The interviews were analyzed with manifest and latent content analysis.

    Results:Respondents described how past life largely influenced their current experiences and views on food and meals. Increased reliance and need for support arose frequently in connection with a major change in the life situation. The results showed that the SCREEN II is useful for measuring the risk of malnutrition under Swedish conditions.

    Conclusions: Older people's knowledge about good and nutritious food as well as individual needs for self-determination and feeling involved should be considered in planning and development efforts related to food and meals in ordinary housing. SCREEN II can be considered as an appropriate instrument to use in the context of preventive home visits, in order to identify risk factors that can cause malnutrition. Further research in larger samples is needed.

    Original languageSwedish
    Place of PublicationKristianstad
    PublisherHögskolan Kristianstad
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

    Publication series

    NameKlinisk patientnära forskning
    No.27
    ISSN (Print)1654-1421

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Nutrition and Dietetics (30304)

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