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Developing a nutrition education package for Malaysian hemodialysis patients.
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PMID:  11680003     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To develop an education package with uniform nutrition messages appropriate for Malaysian patients undergoing hemodialysis. METHODS: Nutritional problems and socioeconomic, ethnic, cultural, and religious factors influencing food habits of HD patients were considered in planning the package. The package comprised a Flipchart and 55 food Fotocards. The Flipchart used a modular format to target nutrition education in stages. The food Fotocards were designed to help the patient plan a daily menu and enjoy greater food variety. Photographs related to common food servings carried symbols for significant nutrient sources of energy, protein, fat, sodium, potassium, and phosphate. A traffic-light color system quantified potassium and phosphate content. The package was evaluated by 25 respondents, composed of nephrologists, nurses, dietitians, and patients. RESULTS: Eighty percent of evaluators rated the Flipchart as good and 20% rated it as excellent, whereas 28% rated the Food Fotocards as good and 72% rated them as as excellent. CONCLUSION: This package is a useful nutrition education tool for both health educators and dietitians to present first-line nutrition advice to patients undergoing hemodialysis.
T Karupaiah; C S Swee; R Abdullah
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of renal nutrition : the official journal of the Council on Renal Nutrition of the National Kidney Foundation     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1051-2276     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ren Nutr     Publication Date:  2001 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-10-26     Completed Date:  2001-12-05     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9112938     Medline TA:  J Ren Nutr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  220-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2001 by the National Kidney Foundation, Inc.
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, National University of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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MeSH Terms
Food Analysis
Food Habits
Health Education
Nutrition Disorders / etiology,  prevention & control
Nutritional Sciences / education*
Patient Education as Topic*
Renal Dialysis* / adverse effects
Teaching / methods*

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