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Development and initial testing of an instrument to establish eating profiles of clients in nursing homes or elderly homes.
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PMID:  18928190     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
"Eating profiles" can be defined as types of clients distinguished by combinations of food preferences, consumption patterns, and preferences for ambiance. The purpose of this article is to describe the development and initial testing of an instrument to establish eating profiles of residents of nursing homes or elderly homes. We constructed a 35-item, 4-subscale questionnaire. This self-administered, usable instrument derived five eating profiles from clients' perspectives. Insight in eating profiles is important for facility managers to ascertain that the food, dinner service, and ambiance are adequately tailored to the residents' preferences.
José M Peeters; Anneke L Francke; Roland D Friele; Peter M M Spreeuwenberg; C Kees de Graaf; A P A Sandra van Beek
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nutrition for the elderly     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0163-9366     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nutr Elder     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-20     Completed Date:  2009-01-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8208739     Medline TA:  J Nutr Elder     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  47-64     Citation Subset:  IM    
Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Feeding Behavior / psychology
Focus Groups
Food Preferences / psychology*
Food Services / standards
Geriatric Assessment / methods,  statistics & numerical data*
Homes for the Aged / statistics & numerical data*
Institutionalization / statistics & numerical data*
Interviews as Topic
Middle Aged
Nursing Homes / statistics & numerical data*
Social Environment

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